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February 15, 2014 6:00 PM

This teacher pay raise is only first step of comprehensive plan

Since I’ve had the honor of being elected your governor, teachers, principals and superintendents have been telling us that we must raise the base pay of North Carolina’s teachers if we expect to attract and retain skilled professionals in the classroom. We have teachers in our state with up to five years’ experience who are still making the $30,800 annual salary they made when they were first hired.

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