Rather than discourage teachers from remaining in the profession, the quick route to top pay will lure more teachers into the profession, which some say is not happening now because it takes too long to get maximum pay, Tillman said.
The above is in reference to Sen. Jerry Tillman comments on an initiative for teachers to “sell” their tenure for more money. It also is making reference to the new (at that time) pay scale that had teachers topping out in their salary by the 15th year of their careers.
It comes from an article by the Carolina Journal which is a publication of the John Locke Foundation which has championed many of the educational reforms that really have had a negative effect on public schools.
Remember that in the years under control by people like Jerry Tillman and Phil Berger, career status has been taken away, longevity pay taken away, advanced degree pay has been taken away, and salary scales manipulated.
All to make it “more inviting to be a teacher in NC? Or as Tillman says “lure” more in.
That article is worth reading to see how horribly wrong those policies are.
Why? Because this is what is happening to the profession in NC.
Thanks to Justin Parmenter for the graphs.