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Raise North Carolina Teacher Salaries to the National Average

25,554
Supporters

North Carolina ranks 46th in the US in teacher salary. We had a 15.7% average salary decline in the past decade. We pay our teachers $10,000 less than than the national average. A quality public school education depends on quality public school teachers; there's a mountain of research data pointing to the critical role our teachers play in student achievement. According to the Center for Public Education, “Having an effective teacher consistently rises to the top as the most important factor in learning—more so than student ethnicity or family income, school attended, or class size.” Experience, advanced degrees, and subject-specific certification are among many teacher credentials that contribute to student achievement. If we are not offering competitive salaries, it will be increasingly difficult for North Carolina to attract and retain these types of teachers. It is TIME to show your constituents and the citizens of North Carolina that education is just as important to you Governor, as it is to us. 

This petition was delivered to:
  • Governor, North Carolina
    Governor Pat McCrory
  • Lt Governor, North Carolina
    Lt. Governor Dan Forest
  • Executive Director, NC Business Committee for Education
    Sue Breckenridge


    Jill Carilli started this petition with a single signature, and now has 25,554 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.