When people like Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, Sen. Phil Berger, and even State Superintendent Mark Johnson want to tout how much this current NCGA leadership has done for teacher pay in North Carolina just remember:
New teachers will always be on this salary schedule.
And they will never be on either of these.
Imagine how powerful it is for this veteran teacher to tell a prospective educator, “Just remember. No matter how long you teach in this state with this pay scale you will never make as much as I have.”