According to the National Education Association, North Carolina ranks 39th in public school teacher pay in the U.S. Teachers received a 4.2 percent pay bump last year, but they still earn less than what they were making a decade ago when adjusted for inflation. Per-student public school spending is down about 8 percent over the same period, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. … [Read more...] about North Carolina Teachers Just Closed Schools With A Massive Protest
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In October, the state received applications from 35 new charter schools. Of that group, 14 requested permission to open in 2019 instead of waiting until 2020. The Charter Schools Advisory Board only recommended three of the 14 schools for an accelerated opening. … [Read more...] about A private school will become one of North Carolina’s newest charter schools
It turns out that the number of old schools may actually be larger than Cooper claimed. Out of 2,631 total schools, we counted 2,299 that had construction dates listed beside them. And judging by the earliest dates listed for each, 1,118 of those 2,299 schools were built during or before 1969, making them at least 50 years old. … [Read more...] about Fact check: Just how old are the buildings for North Carolina’s public schools?
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"We are extremely aware that disrupting family routines puts a burden on parents," Wake County school board chairwoman Monika Johnson-Hostler said in a statement. "At the same time, the voices of our teachers need to be heard. Year after year our teachers are asked to do more with less. I ask that you support them in their decision to highlight the needs of their profession and your children." … [Read more...] about North Carolina school districts closing for teacher protest