McCrory aide: Raising teacher pay to take years


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Submitted: Thu, 03/13/2014 - 8:51pm
Updated: Thu, 03/13/2014 - 8:53pm
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EMERY P. DALESIO
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration is responding to criticism about changes affecting public schools and teachers by saying it’s listening and looking for ways to build statewide consensus.

McCrory on Thursday sent his education adviser Eric Guckian to speak to hundreds of superintendents, principals and others who manage the operations of public schools. His message to the North Carolina Association of School Administrators was that state political leaders are responding to complaints about low teacher pay, too much testing, and decisions stripping control from local schools.

Guckian says McCrory and legislative leaders are determined to raise what he called the “criminally low” starting pay of less than $31,000, where teachers have been stuck for years. He says keeping good teachers in the classroom with better salaries will be a multi-year effort.

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2 Comments

  • wilm city here says:

    please someone tell me where did that 3 billions go. the state lottey money, no one ask that, whos pocket did it go in.

  • Vog46 says:

    It’s criminal we’ll fix it.
    Now we get the REAL story. It will take years.
    Nice………
    With poll after poll showing most North Carolinians SUPPORTING raising teacher pay I have to ask why this Administration is going against the majority’s wishes?
    Here’s a thought – give the teachers the same percentage increase that McCrory gave his czars at the beginning of his administration!!
    I’m sure that will happen……..

    Vog

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