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McCrory announces raise for teachers, other initiatives

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GREENSBORO, NC (WTVD) -- At a press conference Wednesday at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, Gov. Pat McCrory announced major education initiatives that will include more money for teachers and state employees.

During the presser, McCrory introduced the "Career Pathways for Teachers" framework, which comes as a follow up to an announcment he made in February that he would work to increase the base pay for North Carolina teachers to $35,000.

Raises for veteran teachers is the first step of the framework. Teachers in steps 8-12 will receive increases ranging from 2.8 to 4.3 percent. Teachers in steps 13-36 will average a pay hike of 2 percent.

Beyond these raises, "Career Pathways for Teachers" establishes a pay structure that allows teachers to significantly increase their compensation beyond their base pay.

There are three fundamental pillars to the pay structure includes a professional pay schedule, which enables teachers to earn more money earlier in their careers with significant compensation increase opportunities on three-year cycles to be fully implemented by 2018.

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YES!!

Why would WE (the 1%!) want anyone to be well-paid, educated and informed in NC?

We want WORKERS who are happy to be paid minimum wage and love JEEEEEESUS!

The rest of you---engineers, scientists, doctors, teachers, artists, film makers= GO AWAY! You're messing with the program!

I read recently that NC was

I read recently that NC was facing a shortfall, so we are going to throw money we don't have after a system that is full of waste. If they insist on giving pay raises, they need to focus on the workers who make below the state average for salaries instead of on a group who makes more than the average.

The education system needs to learn to be better stewards of the money they already receive instead of asking the state to shell out more.

including benefits

Is everyone missing the 1k "including benefits" I am a state employee and can assure you including benefits means more special leave which equals one week leave which eats up a lot of the raise. I am not complaining about the leave, but when CPI does not include gas and food we are really being hit hard without more cash in wallet for the past 4 years. It saddens me when I go to buy groceries and you see so many people using food stamps buying ribeye when I buy flank steak. Was raised right and it means something to me to work, but it is getting to me at this point.....just saying.

Raises

Maybe you can do something for law enforcement too. Not only State employees but local cops too. Maybe a 25 year retirement instead of 30, mandatory raises across the board to all law enforcement officers including county and cities. Make it happen, we are counting on you as voters that realized we needed a conservative republican representing us.

Thank you for all that you do!!

$1000

Really? 1000/12=83....now tax it..maybe an extra $60 a month. That's keeping up with inflation all right. Thanks for showing us how much you value us. Take your $1000 and shove it up your wah-zoo... it would do more good. At this point I think I'm better off quitting and living on welfare.

We the High intelligent /

We the High intelligent / High Information voters can only hope this “pay plan” for teachers falls by the wayside. We High Information voters know that whatever more you pay a teacher; you will get no more work than before. Students will continue to be dumb as before. The public school system of the USA is nothing but a liberal system maintained to keep brainwashing our children into believing all social issues are right. I foresee very soon, they will start teaching abortion in the 1st grade along with black history month, national women’s month, cinco de mayo month, (no American flag at this event)and the soon to come national “I have been wronged” month.
We had no choice to remove our daughter from the “public school system” in my county, as her 2nd grade teacher was friends with the principal and she, the teacher, could do no wrong. Out of 20+ kids in her class, over half are trying to get the kids moved to another school or trying to afford a private Christian school, which is what we are doing.
I ask each of you to look at this web site:
http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/02/14/989482/state-government-salaries....
Make note of the following statement in the website:
The State Personnel Salary database lists all state government employees and their salary, department, position and age. It does not include Public School employees, General Assembly employees, University System employees or UNC Hospitals employees.

Now, someone tell me why I can look up a taxpayer funded job, BY NAME, at the DOT or Highway Patrol, but I cannot look up a teachers pay, BY NAME. When we High Information voters can see - BY NAME - how much total compensation a teacher makes, will I support a teacher.

Go to starnewsonline and you

Go to starnewsonline and you can look up any public employee. The NC DPI (department of public Instruction) also shows you what teachers make based on experience and advanced degrees

If you will go back and read

If you will go back and read my post again. You will see that you cannot see what a teacher makes BY THEIR NAME! I welcome and challenge you to show me and all the other taxpayers where we can see how much each teacher total pay is. You see some teachers who are family or friends with the upper level staff receive more county pay. Prove me wrong and show me where I can put a teachers name in a database and see what they make!

working harder

Teachers have been asked to do more and more every year with very little. We spend 40 plus hours a week at the school not counting the games and plays and clubs we sponsor and attend, not including the amount of time at home we have to work. If you want good teachers you have to pay teachers a salary worthy of the work you expect from them. AND you can look up teacher pay, several years ago there was a link posted by this exact affiliate.

Teachers are not the only

Teachers are not the only ones in that boat. My husband has been unemployed twice because of state budget cuts. In both jobs, he was taking on more and more work without getting a raise. Unlike teachers, he was thankful that he had a job and understood that the state only has so much money and that everyone was in the same situation. Did his performance suffer because he didn't get a raise? No. He was taught that a job worth doing is a job worth doing well and he has practiced that with every job he has ever had. It is a disgrace for teachers to imply that the that more money equals better performance. You should always do your job to the best of your ability.

Show me where I can look up

Show me where I can look up a teachers pay BY THEIR NAME! teach3ers are paid different pay depending on who they know! Not all teachers are paid the same.

We the High intelligent /

We the High intelligent / High Information voters can only hope this “pay plan” for teachers falls by the wayside. We High Information voters know that whatever more you pay a teacher; you will get no more work than before. Students will continue to be dumb as before. The public school system of the USA is nothing but a liberal system maintained to keep brainwashing our children into believing all social issues are right. I foresee very soon, they will start teaching abortion in the 1st grade along with black history month, national women’s month, cinco de mayo month, (no American flag at this event)and the soon to come national “I have been wronged” month.
We had no choice to remove our daughter from the “public school system” in my county, as her 2nd grade teacher was friends with the principal and she, the teacher, could do no wrong. Out of 20+ kids in her class, over half are trying to get the kids moved to another school or trying to afford a private Christian school, which is what we are doing.
I ask each of you to look at this web site:
http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/02/14/989482/state-government-salaries....
Make note of the following statement in the website:
The State Personnel Salary database lists all state government employees and their salary, department, position and age. It does not include Public School employees, General Assembly employees, University System employees or UNC Hospitals employees.

Now, someone tell me why I can look up a taxpayer funded job, BY NAME, at the DOT or Highway Patrol, but I cannot look up a teachers pay, BY NAME. When we High Information voters can see - BY NAME - how much total compensation a teacher makes, will I support a teacher.

Parents also need to...

wake up and pay attention to the liberal indoctrination practices of their kid's teachers. Common Core is a disaster.

Hey Gov., Keep you little

Hey Gov., Keep you little pay raise and do the State Workers a favor. LEAVE OFFICE! You have not done anything for us and now that it is an election year you want to look good.
Teachers and State workers need to remember this in November.

re: Hey Gov., Keep you little

Explain in detail what the previous Administrations did for you and other State employees?

It's ironic with Republicans controlling the State Legislature and a Republican Governor, all hell breaks loose with teachers and other State employees crying and bitching about how poorly you're paid. I don't recall hearing a peep out of you and those like you when Smiley Perdue and the Democrats controlled everything.

OTHER STATE EMPLOYEE NEED A RAISE ALSO !!!

What about the REST of the other State worker there are more than teachers the are DOT, DOC,STATE TROOPERS, and every other STATE EMPLOYEES most state employees are 20% BEHIND THE COST OF LIVING most people don't knot that the teacher get a step raise PLUS the raise the GOVERNOR gives and they can max out the pay other state workers don't,most are not ever close to their mid point of there pay, also Teachers are COUNTY WORKERS not state workers the state plays the county and the county pays the teachers. FOR ONCE CAN THE GOVERNOR LOOK OUT FOR OTHER STATE WORKERS !!!!!!

Know the facts

Troopers already get a 5% automatic every year. there are state ALE agent out there pulling down 60k a year. I know this for a fact. Just go to Raleigh N&O and you can find any state salary. Everybody always has their hands out asking for more. Why dont you go get a job that pays commission and see how you do. Probably fall flat on your face.

Teachers have not had a step

Teachers have not had a step raise in many years! Check your facts first and as a teacher, try spell check if you want your statement to have any credibility.

pay raises

What about pay raises for the REST of NC's state employees? They've done without any increases since 2008! The cost of living has gone up! Even cities and counties are giving needed raises now.

Maybe you missed the part

Maybe you missed the part where the article said teachers AND state employees would be getting much needed raises. The full story that was linked to says "and state employees will receive a raise of $1,000 including benefits, which is an average of 2 percent."

Big deal, a raise of $1,000

Big deal, a raise of $1,000 a year is less than $20.00 a week, so what the heck can you do with that!!!

$ 1,000 including benefits

Well let me fill the public in..........$1,000 including benefits means we will get about $400.00 and the included benefits means 40 to 80 hours of special leave.........which means time off. We are so short staffed now we have trouble using that "special leave"....You can't pay bills, or buy food for the family using "special leave".......What the other state employees need is a 3.5 to 4.5 % raise !!!

$ 1,000 including benefits

Well let me fill the public in..........$1,000 including benefits means we will get about $400.00 and the included benefits means 40 to 80 hours of special leave.........which means time off. We are so short staffed now we have trouble using that "special leave"....You can't pay bills, or buy food for the family using "special leave".......What the other state employees need is a 3.5 to 4.5 % raise !!!

$ 1,000 including benefits

Well let me fill the public in..........$1,000 including benefits means we will get about $400.00 and the included benefits means 40 to 80 hours of special leave.........which means time off. We are so short staffed now we have trouble using that "special leave"....You can't pay bills, or buy food for the family using "special leave".......What the other state employees need is a 3.5 to 4.5 % raise !!!

if you clicked

on the link, and read the entire post, you would see that all other state employees will get a $1,000 pay raise.

If you're a state employee, perhaps you're part of the problem; you don't even want to take time and read; better to whine and be spoon fed.

My sister-in-law at DHHS is

My sister-in-law at DHHS is already overpaid. She sits around and sends out emails on "our" (state taxpayers) computer. Cut her and that would be cutting fat both literally and figuratively.

$1000

oh yes because $1000/12 = $83 now tax that. . . man that $60 extra is really keeping up with inflation... better watch out.
Thanks but no thanks. I'd rather not have the $1000 and just continue letting the state pay for my daycare and children's insurance. I almost would come out better living on welfare.

re: if you clicked

"If you're a state employee, perhaps you're part of the problem; you don't even want to take time and read; better to whine and be spoon fed."

Classic!