Would somebody please state, loudly, for the record that not only is teacher pay among the lowest but that it has been frozen for 5 years. This is important for people to realize because a teacher with 5 years of experience is still making what they were making 5 years ago. The pay scale is irrelevant and the case could be made for both false advertising and a breach of contract between the state of North Carolina and it's teachers. Taking the freeze into account along with the rise in prices and it is easy to see why teachers actual pay when placed against the economy is about 22% less than it was 5 years ago in actual purchasing power. Funny thing since both the insurance rates and utility rates were both approved for large increases. I guess we know who greases the wheels of government.
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