“The floggings will continue until morale improves” — that appears to be the new motto for the state’s conservative political leaders when it comes to its approach to public education. If you think that’s an exaggeration, check out this story by Travis Fain from the Greensboro News & Record. As Fain reports:
“Top state officials are kicking around a plan to pay young teachers ‘significantly more money’ than they make now, according to state Sen. Jerry Tillman, who co-chairs a pair of key education committees in the N.C. Senate.
Such a proposal would overhaul the state’s existing pay scale for teachers, jacking up salaries for teachers in their first five years instead putting so much emphasis on longevity, as the current scale does.
Tillman, in town Tuesday night for a political roundtable, said he discussed the plan last week with Gov. Pat McCrory.
‘He’s serious about it,’ said Tillman, R-Randolph.”
To which, all a body can say in response is: Say what? Do these guys not pay any attention at all? Read More