Comparing Teacher Salary Schedule Proposals: Version 1

Current salary steps are on average 17% behind the purchasing power previously offered by our state. There was no teacher shortage at that time.

In fact, when I moved to NC in 2007 it took me over 6 months to find a teaching job in NC despite applying across 5 districts, 2 years of teaching experience, a Master’s degree in Secondary Education, and 2 Bachelor’s degrees in History and Political Science.

If our state leaders are sincere about supporting students and offering a high quality education, then they must prioritize restoring the salary power that retains experienced teachers and rebuilds our teacher pipeline.

NCGA leaders Rep. Tim Moore & Sen. Phil Berger have scoffed at the Governor’s proposal as unrealistic, yet fails to acknowledge the reality that NC used to offer even better. In order to compete for a strong teacher pipeline, NCGA leaders must offer a salary schedule that demonstrates an interest in competing for talent.

You can copy image below and share with House Education Appropriation Committee Members found here:

and with Senate Education Appropriation Committee Members found here:

I’ll update this image after each proposal is revealed.

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