North Carolina teachers still rank among the nation's lowest paid

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During the 2014-2015 school year North Carolina teachers saw some pay increases, much of it driven by local increases. Despite these raises, the counties that saw the highest growth in pay - Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Wake, and Guilford - still rank 101, 102, and 103 in average life time pay for teachers. Over the course of their careers, NC teachers will earn $1M less than teachers in other parts of the country.

Read more at the News and Observer

Teachers in North Carolina’s three largest school systems saw some of the nation’s biggest pay raises last school year, but they still rank near the bottom in terms of lifetime pay, according to a new survey released Tuesday.

But even with last year’s state pay raise, teachers in Wake, Guilford and Charlotte-Mecklenburg would still make less over 30 years than all but a few of their peers in the 110 districts surveyed.
On Monday, WalletHub released its own report calling North Carolina the second worst state to be a teacher.

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  1. Tim Peck's avatar
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    Lt. Governor Dan Forest released a video highlighting important information which the media in North Carolina has been remiss in reporting on. The media mantra has been along the lines that teachers are leaving in droves to teach out-of-state and subsequent commentary about teacher pay. What the media has failed to report is that this report includes teachers who retired, changed jobs within education in our state and those who were dismissed..<br /> http://nchouse16.com/lies-and-statistics/<br /> <br /> Despite all the partisan poppycock making the rounds, the number of teachers flocking to North Carolina over the last four years is nearly four times the number that decided to leave, according to the latest data from the Department of Public Instruction. From Dr. Terry Stoops: N.C. Imports More Teachers Than It Exports..<br /> http://nchouse16.com/sweet-carolina/
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