Any experienced, veteran teacher here in North Carolina knows the differences in the salary schedules that have guided pay for the last ten years.
Sometimes one graph can put things into sharp perspective.
Derek Scott has been following trends in public education and possesses that gift of explaining concepts that many politicians hope to keep vague (for spinning purposes) in ways that make startling sense. His wife is a school board member in the state’s largest school system and many of us public school advocates really respect his work. In fact, he has been translating numbers and trends in public education for years.
And he does it well.
Last spring, he posted the following in response to a post on this blog about changes in teacher pay over the last ten years in North Carolina. It’s worth visiting again.
Hard to be an experienced teacher and not see the clarity in what he is saying.
Here is a closer look at that chart:
Remember we no longer as teachers receive longevity pay and inflation affects any profession.
Simply put, this NCGA does not want to have veteran teachers in our schools.