Only 1.1 percent of teachers leaving NC for other states

Sep 1, 2016 by

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Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday defended his claim that average teacher salaries now exceed $50,000, and he downplayed concerns that teachers are leaving for other states that pay more.

McCrory touted teacher pay raises during a visit to Riverwood Middle School in Clayton, where he toured classrooms and held a private meeting with teachers. As teacher salaries continue to be a major issue in the governor’s race, Democrats have said describing the average as $50,000 is “misleading.”

Since signing this year’s state budget, McCrory has frequently said he has raised the average teacher salary to $50,000. That figure includes salary supplements that local school districts add to teachers’ base pay; it’s also an estimate because the exact number of veteran teachers returning to the classroom this year isn’t yet finalized.

Source: McCrory: Only 1.1 percent of teachers leaving NC for other states | News & Observer

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