I think it's a great compromise for teachers , they now make more than double of the average citizen North Carolina! Hope this will not run the $100 million or more from film industry spent in NC to Georgia or Canada. Then teachers will really be hurt if you take all those tax dollars out of the budget to spend. You have to watch what you ask for!
The raise for teachers is no t 7%. Teachers will lose longevity pay under this plan which is as high as 4.50 %. So the actual raise will be 7% minus 4.50 %, which is really 3.50% raise. Look into the real numbers not what they are feeding you.
7% - 4.5% is actually 2.5%