It's called NCTeachertax.com. And it's a powerful tool to show how much money teachers have lost since salary schedules have been "amended" since the Great Recession. Public school advocate John deVille describes it best: As a veteran teacher in NC who entered the profession last century, I put in my information and asked the program … Continue reading $100,704. That’s My Teacher Tax. Find Out Yours Here.
Month: March 2023
Doing More Under More Pressure & Scrutiny With More Obstacles & And Fewer Resources
Before the Great Recession: In 2023 with a massive state surplus and a court ordered LEANDRO decision:
So, They Want To Take Away The Teacher Pension?
One of the best benefits of being a veteran teacher and one of the best ways to help people commit to a full career to the teaching profession is the pension plan. Retirement is based on the average of four highest paid years of a teacher’s career. According to the 2021-2022 salary schedule, the most … Continue reading So, They Want To Take Away The Teacher Pension?
We Have To Teach Real History In Our Schools
There is another push to stop the teaching of anything that policy makers seem to remotely associate to Critical Race Theory in public schools. The idea that we as public school educators must use a certain slant to present history in order to make all seem “equal” is rather seditiously ironic since the very body … Continue reading We Have To Teach Real History In Our Schools
If North Carolina Wants to Attract and Retain Great Teachers, Then It Needs to RESPECT Teachers, Not Simply “Reward” Them
In an April 12, 2016 report from the Lumberton NC paper The Robesonian (“McCrory: Former teacher inspired pay proposal”), Sarah Willets quoted former Gov. McCrory as being inspired by a former teacher to suggest a pay hike for teachers in that election year. He said: “Ruth Revels was one of those teachers who had a lasting impact … Continue reading If North Carolina Wants to Attract and Retain Great Teachers, Then It Needs to RESPECT Teachers, Not Simply “Reward” Them
When $54,000 is Greater Than $76,784 – The NCGA’s Assault on Teacher Pension and Retirement
If a lawmaker in Raleigh is really being honest, then he/she would have to acknowledge that the revamped teacher salary scale and removal of graduate degree pay are ways to make sure that when teachers retire, they will not be receiving as much in retirement pay as in the past. Consider that a teacher’s pension … Continue reading When $54,000 is Greater Than $76,784 – The NCGA’s Assault on Teacher Pension and Retirement
Advanced Roles, Merit Pay, & A Refusal To Reinstate Proven Ways To Recruit & Retain Teachers
Remember that BEST NC is a business lobbying firm that is housed on the campus of SAS, the company that brought us EVAAS and is owned by Jim Goodnight, a major campaign contributor to GOP candidates on the state level. Last week they released their report on teacher pay which offered a few "recommendations" for … Continue reading Advanced Roles, Merit Pay, & A Refusal To Reinstate Proven Ways To Recruit & Retain Teachers
The Last Time NC “Had To Raise Beginning Teachers’ Salary”
From a recent WRAL.com report on the new teacher licensure / pay pilot plan: And from the most recent Best NC Teacher Pay Report (abstract): It seems all of a sudden that North Carolina needs to raise pay for beginning teachers. That need has happened before. And we should remember how that "raise" for beginning … Continue reading The Last Time NC “Had To Raise Beginning Teachers’ Salary”
The Endgame: To Make Public School Teaching A Short-Term Contract Job In North Carolina
Ten years ago teachers in North Carolina could receive an increase in salary and a higher certificate if they held graduate degrees. That does not happen any longer. Ten years ago teachers in North Carolina could receive due-process rights after a few years of teaching to allow themselves a chance for defense if their jobs … Continue reading The Endgame: To Make Public School Teaching A Short-Term Contract Job In North Carolina
10,000 Classroom Teacher Vacancies Gone In NC. Why?
On September 26, 2022 (one month into this traditional school year), there were well over 15,000 vacancies on TeachNC's job search feature. On March 8, 2023, that total is below 5,000. So where did those 10,000 job vacancies go? Were they filled? Are they no longer being advertised because they were left unfilled for such … Continue reading 10,000 Classroom Teacher Vacancies Gone In NC. Why?