With NC below the bottom of the barrel in teacher pay, what can we expect for the future of education?

Not much, apparently. Especially with our toxic combination of crappy pay AND larger class sizes. Exactly the wrong thing to do.

Do Increased Teacher Salaries Mean More Learning?
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Don't Forget...

...in addition to crappy pay and larger class sizes, teachers also will have fewer assistants and no motivation to get an advanced degree. And over time might be saddled with a greater percentage of students who need additional attention, as vouchers enable charter schools to cherry-pick their "preferred" students.

More work, less pay, more stress, little path for advancement. That'll lure the best educators!

And still Phil Berger blames the teachers. He and his cronies won't be satisfied until we drop from #48 to #50.

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

This is an excellent post. Thank you.

Coincidental thing for me is that I have right at 15 years experience which is what the salary stats are for. I just cannot understand how attacking teachers and the profession of teaching is supposed to help our young people become more productive citizens.

I actively oppose gerrymandering. Do you?

The atmosphere for teachers is truly toxic.

In the last few years, the open hostility to teachers and other school professionals has been amazing. For 30 years, the right has been working to undermine teachers and teaching as a profession, and those efforts are bearing fruit.