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Poll shows support for teacher raises

Six out of 10 North Carolina voters approve of Gov. Pat McCrory’s proposed pay raise for entry-level teachers, according to a poll by a Republican-leaning polling firm.

American Insights also found that 57 percent of voters believe pay should be based on a teacher’s “personal performance.”

The GOP governor proposed the pay plan this month. Two-thirds of North Carolina teachers would get no raise. The poll was done for a group called Best Schools NC. Jim Morrill

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