Published here: https://www.ednc.org/perspective-solving-nc-teacher-pipeline-problems-as-easy-as-abc/ Original full length post found here: https://educatedpolicy.com/2022/01/21/the-problems-with-the-nc-teacher-pipeline-arent-complex-theyre-as-easy-as-abc/
NC GOP deceptively boasts "record raises" while cutting corporate tax rates by 50% yet fails to provide a salary schedule that effectively retains and recruits great teachers for our students. Esse Quam Videri - pass a 5% raise for ALL educators and retirees (Avg. 10% raise actually needed to fully restore to 2007 purchasing power)
I moved to NC in 2011, the first year Republicans held majority control of the NCGA. Despite their 20% average raise claims, I have seen a real 2% pay cut compared to teachers with my same credentials on the schedule I "signed up for."
The best advocacy advice NCGA security never meant to give
On August 1, 2014 I ventured to Raleigh with my camp chair, trifold poster, and some handouts. On that day, the Senate was set to hold a final vote on the state budget. Despite touting “record raises” for teachers I found this talking point to be misleading. (Five years later I’m still fighting that battle.)... Continue Reading →
This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for public education advocates. Show your thanks by joining our ranks.
Education is political. It makes up around half of North Carolina's budget. Education is also personal. I am a veteran teacher and a mother of two children who will pass through NC public schools. I am not just fighting for my students and my own career, but also for the future education experience of my... Continue Reading →