• Petitioning North Carolina Governor

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North Carolina Governor
North Carolina State Senate
North Carolina State House

Preserve Master's pay for future generations of NC teachers.

    1. Bobby Padgett
    2. Petition by

      Bobby Padgett

      Gastonia, NC

NC teacher's have had their salaries frozen for 5 years, and budgets proposed by both legislative chambers intend to keep this going for another 2 years. With rising food and fuel prices along with teachers who purchase classroom materials from their own pockets this has put an economic strain on our families and ourselves. One way teachers have been able to increase their wages is through pursuing advanced degrees. This has had the added benefit of making teachers better practitioners in their classrooms. Some teachers have even taken student loans to fund their pursuit of additional pay and educational growth.

Now both chambers of the NC legislature have declared that any teacher who has not achieved this by 2014 is not worthy of additional compensation. This is a particular slap in the face to all NC educators who are in the middle of a master's program and cannot complete it by this arbitrary deadline.

I am asking both legislative chambers to strike down this provision when the budget goes to reconcilation, and barring that for Gov. McCrory to veto said legislation if it contains this draconian provision.

To:
North Carolina Governor
North Carolina State Senate
North Carolina State House
Preserve Master's pay for future generations of NC teachers.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Beth Knight CHAPEL HILL, NC
      • about 1 month ago

      Otherwise, elite teachers with masters and PhDs will go elsewhere. They deserve to be paid according to their education.

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    • Michael Henthorn CHARLOTTE, NC
      • 2 months ago

      I live in Charlotte, but work in Rock Hill, SC. Someone asked why I did not teach in CMS, and I laughed. Why would anyone with a MEd and NBPTS certification move t NC from SC.

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    • Joanna Bartley STATE ROAD, NC
      • 2 months ago

      I am a special education teacher who is currently enrolled and working for my Graduate degree in Sp.Ed. Please help me be able to continue doing what I love and not be forced out of the profession because of money.

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    • Ashlee Trifoli HAMPSTEAD, NC
      • 2 months ago

      My teacher deserves more for her extended knowledge.

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    • Cynthia Calhoun MARSHALL, NC
      • 3 months ago

      I am one of those teachers PAYING FOR MYSELF to finish my master's degree and I won't finish by the arbitrary May 2014 deadline. This is completely ignorant that legislators won't compensate teachers. We're an embarrassing 46th in the nation and falling. I know so many teachers who are moving even just to TN and SC to instantly get a $10,000 raise.

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