State lawmaker says, “There’s no value in” disclosing salaries with names

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Submitted: Sat, 06/28/2014 - 1:30am
Updated: Sat, 06/28/2014 - 7:45pm

RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — One North Carolina lawmaker doesn’t want names attached to charter school salaries in the public record.

The North Carolina House approved legislation Thursday that would do that. Rep. Charles Jeter (R-Mecklenburg) sponsored the amendment in the charter school bill.

The Republican said he’d ask for the same thing for public schools. Jeter thinks salaries should be made public along with employee codes instead of names.

Jeter argued, among other reasons, that parents, students, and colleagues can hold that knowledge against school employees.

“I understand the public’s right to know what each teacher makes on an individual basis. What I don’t agree with is you have the right to know by name. To me, there’s no value in that,” Jeter said.

However, he said he doesn’t think his amendment will make it into the final bill.

Rep. Jeter’s amendment comes as WWAY, and other media outlets, continue to ask for more information about staff and salaries at Roger Bacon Academy and its charter schools. Earlier this month, we got teacher and staff salaries. But, we still do not know how much administrators make. There aren’t many specifics in the budget either. What is clear is the schools pay 16 percent of their revenue, more than $2 million, to management fees. What that money goes to, though, is not clear.

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10 Comments on "State lawmaker says, “There’s no value in” disclosing salaries with names"

2015 years 8 months ago

of that make ANY difference…because from where I’m sitting…our elected officials on both sides of the aisle don’t give a RATS REAR END what you think!

2015 years 8 months ago

It happens every day. Do you know where bond money goes? Isn’t that our tax dollars at work? Also all politicians etc? pay? After you find out, what will be done about in most cases?

2015 years 8 months ago

Gov McCrory has said he’d veto this bill.
Its the law – release the records.

A criminal probe might be in order here.


2015 years 8 months ago

Demand Transparency!

2015 years 8 months ago

Why are some people so hung up on needing to know how much some people make, how much they paid for a house car etc? or listing peoples names? so the weirdos can go after them for revenge or whatever? some things should be private.

2015 years 8 months ago

Because it is my money paying them. It is your money too unless your the type that gets paid under the table and doesn’t pay your taxes. As a teacher who sees the lack of resources for public school children, it infuriates people who are awake that our taxpayer dollars are wasted. Good question, but if your ignorant enough to ask that, you are ignorant enough to not understand.

2015 years 8 months ago

You would be ok with a person being paid by tax money making thousands more than the position they are in should be making? You don’t want to know if your tax money is being spent the way it is supposed to be spent?

dean bailey
2015 years 8 months ago

well crooked republicans think alike,

2015 years 8 months ago

Absolutely correct. One of the main qualifications to be a member of the Republican Party is standing behind big business and corruption.

2015 years 8 months ago

And the Transparent Democratic Party?? Right. Guess what, big business and capitalism is why you live the way you live in the greatest country in the world,not because of government.