Continue to financially compensate NC's teachers for advanced degrees.
Currently teacher pay in North Carolina ranks 48th in the United States. Not only does the proposed budget in North Carolina not increase teacher pay, it proposes to eliminate pay increases for teachers who received advanced degrees. Teachers who are committed to learning more about how to meet the needs of their students should be rewarded. If this budget goes through, our teachers will simply not be able to afford to further their education and better meet the needs of North Carolina's students.