Current salary steps are on average 17% behind the purchasing power previously offered by our state. There was no teacher shortage at that time.
If our state leaders are sincere about supporting students and offering a high quality education, then they must prioritize restoring the salary power that retains experienced teachers and rebuilds our teacher pipeline.
Sept 19 version 4: NCGA conference budget update
May 15 version 3: complete year 1 proposals
NCGA leaders Rep. Tim Moore & Sen. Phil Berger have scoffed at the Governor’s proposal as unrealistic, yet fail to acknowledge the reality that NC used to offer even better. In order to compete for a strong teacher pipeline, NCGA leaders must offer a salary schedule that demonstrates an interest in competing for talent. They chose not to offer a schedule that would preserve and grow the teacher pipeline.
The reign of Republican majorities in the NCGA have been worse for staff pay than the Great Recession