K-12 teachers hoping for a raise this year were given a choice in the Senate’s budget: exchange career status protections for a sizable raise in the fall, or get used to frozen pay.
Education reporter Lindsay Wagner has a complete run down of the Senate’s budget plan on NC Policy Watch’s main site today. And as Wagner notes, we’re still learning about other cuts in this fast-moving budget proposal:
Details emerged late last night that indicated funding for teacher assistants, which has dropped off sharply in the past few years, would be hit again. Funding for TAs would be cut nearly in half by $233 million.
The state’s Department of Public Instruction’s budget would suffer a 30 percent cut.
To read Wagner’s piece, click here. To hear Senate Leader Phil Berger describe his proposal that ties teacher compensation to surrendering tenure rights, click below: