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Atkinson: First priority must be to give all NC teachers a raise (video)

Posted By Clayton Henkel On May 2, 2014 @ 1:53 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

North Carolina’s General Assembly reconvenes in less than two weeks and it’s still unclear whether veteran teachers [1] or state employees [2] will see a pay raise this year.

Governor Pat McCrory has said raising the base salary for starting K-12 teachers is his goal, but available revenue [3] will determine if others see a jump in pay.

State Schools Superintendent June Atkinson, who joins us this weekend on News & Views with Chris Fitzsimon, says the state cannot afford to overlook any of its teachers:

“One of the first priorities must be to give all of our teachers a raise, ” said Atkinson in a radio interview with NC Policy Watch.

Atkinson also shares her thoughts on the proposal by some lawmakers to ditch the Common Core and replace [4] it with new state standards, which have yet to be developed.

For an excerpt of Dr. Atkinson’s weekend radio interview, click below:
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URLs in this post:

[1] veteran teachers: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2014/04/03/veteran-teachers-anxious-as-short-session-nears/

[2] state employees: http://www.seanc.org/news/seanc-in-the-news/cope-pay-raises-are-top-priority-in-upcoming-session/

[3] available revenue: http://www.wncn.com/story/25268439/mccrory-says-raises-for-all-linked-to-revenues

[4] replace: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2014/04/24/lawmakers-propose-ridding-north-carolina-of-the-common-core-replacing-with-home-grown-standards/

[5] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i-Wk77Pvik

[6] Fat raises (in exchange for tenure rights) vs. frozen pay – NC teachers face a difficult choice – (video) : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/05/29/fat-raises-in-exchange-for-tenure-rights-vs-frozen-pay-nc-teachers-face-a-difficult-choice-video/

[7] Senate offers 11% pay raise for teachers without requiring them to give up tenure; still does away with TAs : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/07/08/senate-offers-11-pay-raise-for-teachers-without-requiring-them-to-give-up-tenure-still-does-away-with-tas/

[8] Observing the Labor Sabbath This Weekend : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/08/31/observing-the-labor-sabbath-this-weekend/

[9] ICYMI: The state of the U.S. Supreme Court (Full Video) : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/08/28/icymi-the-state-of-the-u-s-supreme-court-full-video/

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