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Fayetteville Observer decries state’s teacher pay crisis
Posted By Rob Schofield On March 11, 2013 @ 8:31 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
This morning’s editorial in the Fayetteville Observer  takes on the subject of teacher pay in North Carolina and gets things pretty much on the money:
“Few things are beyond dispute, but this comes close: North Carolina will never become a mecca for top-flight teachers if teacher pay remains just four slots out of last place.
Fifteen years ago, lawmakers could and did seriously (although unproductively) debate bringing the state’s average up to the national average with a mere 7 percent raise. A decade ago, our average was 21st in the nation. Five years ago it was still in the middle of the pack.
Now it’s 46th. What was that about ‘throwing money at education’?”
Read the rest of the editorial by clicking here .
This morning’s Monday Numbers edition of the Fitzsimon File  has all the sobering statistics on this issue.
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URLs in this post:
 This morning’s editorial in the Fayetteville Observer: http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2013/03/11/1242233
 This morning’s Monday Numbers edition of the Fitzsimon File: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2013/03/11/monday-numbers-156/
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