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."
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 →
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 →