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Lunch Links: Teacher pay plan disappoints, coal ash concerns, and curling!
Posted By Clayton Henkel On February 11, 2014 @ 11:59 am In Lunch Links | Comments Disabled
In fact, if all the state does is boost starting teacher pay, most teachers will get nothing out of the deal. McCrory said 32,000 of the state’s 95,000 teachers would receive a raise under the proposal.
This proposal is a slap in the face to all those other teachers. They have toiled in N.C. schools without a pay raise for all but one of the last five years. And they did so under trying conditions as lawmakers boosted class sizes, eliminated money for teacher assistants and slashed funds for textbooks and other resources.
Delaying raises for them until the “revenue picture becomes clearer” is unacceptable.
Rep. Rick Glazier  also finds it unacceptable that the governor and legislative leaders would roll out a plan that neglects veteran teachers, many of whom are already looking to other states for higher wages :
Tomorrow the legislature’s Environmental Review Commission will meet for the first time since that massive coal ash spill  polluted the Dan River. In advance of that meeting, read this article in Mother Jones  detailing how North Carolina protected Duke Energy from pollution complaints long before this disaster.
And finally, the 2014 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show  wraps up this evening at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Dog lovers carve out a few minutes to scroll through these great images at The Big Picture .
Enjoy your lunch break!
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URLs in this post:
 Reaction continues to roll-in: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2014/02/11/mccrorys-shallow-teacher-salary-plan/
 Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/02/10/4681797/mccrory-teacher-pay-plan-is-insufficient.html#.UvoZ-a4UZn8
 Rep. Rick Glazier: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/members/membersByDistrict.pl?sChamber=H&nDistrict=44
 looking to other states for higher wages: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2013/09/26/is-north-carolina-a-net-exporter-of-teachers/
 Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zv1RDUelHI
 massive coal ash spill: http://appvoices.org/2014/02/07/coal-ash-spill-pollutes-dan-river/
 this article in Mother Jones: http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2014/02/north-carolina-protected-duke-energy-pollution-complaints-its-coal-ash-disaster
 Winter Games: http://www.sochi2014.com/en
 science: http://sportsnscience.utah.edu/curling-friction-in-depth/
 Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTVqtGTfIc8
 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show: http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/2014/show/info.html
 great images at The Big Picture: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2014/02/the_2014_westminster_dog_show.html
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