Raise teachers pay in North Carolina
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Teaching in NC has been a very big issue in the past few years. It can be very hard because of the extremely small amount of pay teachers receive. Teachers have to work multiple years for even a noticeable change in pay. Students need good teachers and it is unfair to the students if their teachers have to leave in the middle of the school year and unfair to the teachers, so this problem needs to be resolved.
North Carolina teachers are getting more and more frustrated with the insignificant salary they are receiving and it has been going on for a while and not getting any better. According to Diane Ravitch’s Blog “In 2013 nearly 1,000 teachers quit in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg district. Local officials worry about replacing them.” Teachers are quitting because they simply can not afford to be teachers with the conditions in which they get paid. This exhibits that teachers pay is not enough in NC and it is forcing good hardworking teachers to quit. Sadly teachers in NC are needing to quit and find other work because a teacher’s salary in NC is not enough money for anyone.
NC teachers pay is not increasing but even decreasing! NPR announces “No state has seen a more dramatic decrease in teacher salary rankings in the past 10 years, and some of the other changes in public education are unprecedented. The state is being watched closely by education policymakers across the country, and teachers are suing the state” (Pay Cuts, End Of Tenure Put North Carolina Teachers On Edge). NC is having the most drastic negative pay change of all the states in the past 10 years, and it is really showing with teachers quitting. If teachers are quitting then NC will have a higher demand for teachers and not the most qualified teachers could be hired and the students will not get the proper education they need and can not get jobs in the future so if NC does not fix their teachers pay problem there will be a negative outcome for the state students and more.
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