In 2013, the NC General Assembly took away graduate degree pay raises for new teacher hires.
Pat McCrory was the governor of NC at that time.
Candidate for the office of state superintendent Catherine Truitt was for a time a senior education advisor for then Gov. McCrory.
Apparently her ideas on how to “improve” education aligned with his.
Now Truitt is the chancellor of Western Governor’s University of North Carolina, an online university that offers teacher licensure without ever going to a physical classroom for classes before a student teaching experience.
In fact, you can get a Master’s Degree from WGU in education.
Look at that small type.
For current teachers, a graduate degree or endorsement can help you specialize your career and may qualify you for a salary increase or lane change.
May qualify you for a salary increase?
Wait. North Carolina does not do that anymore for teachers.
So, Mrs. Truitt. Are you in favor of restoring graduate degree pay raises for teachers in North Carolina and why are you allowing for WGU to promote a master’s degree in education as a means of obtaining a salary increase?
Seems a little disingenuous.