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  •  Well there is a war on teachers going on in NC. (5+ / 0-)

    Something like 14% of the teachers left in the last year.

    It is really a shame.  NC has been trying to crawl our way out of a big primary education hole and these guy throw it all away.

    The highest form of spiritual practice is self observation with compassion.

    by NCJim on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 08:46:43 AM PST

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    •  Good op ed piece on this in the N&O (0+ / 0-)

      The News and Observer has a great piece on this by some nationally known heavy hitting educators--

      The General Assembly’s education agenda has played havoc with the widely held belief that putting a good teacher in front of each student is the key to educational success. Although North Carolina teachers have received only one pay raise – 1.2 percent in 2012 – in the past five years, the General Assembly froze teacher salaries and eliminated the major way teachers can enhance their incomes: pay raises for advanced degrees. Teachers in our state routinely take second jobs. Some even qualify for Medicaid and food assistance.

      Read more here:

      "If you are cast on a desert island with only a screwdriver, a hatchet, and a chisel to make a boat...go make the best one you can. It would be better if you had a saw, but you haven't." T.Roosevelt on politics.

      by NCJan on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 09:37:19 AM PST

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