North Carolina Teachers to Ditch Students and Protest for Pay Raise — 6.2% Pay Increase Is Just Not Enough (VIDEO)
Hundreds of North Carolina public school teachers are going to skip work tomorrow to go protest at the state capital in Raleigh.
The teachers are calling their event The March for Students and Rally for Respect event.
Teachers in North Carolina want a big raise.
They believe a a 6.2% pay raise next year is not enough. And a 19% pay raise in five years is unsatisfactory.
Students and parents will have to deal with the school closings tomorrow so they teachers can protest for even more cash from taxpayers.
They’ll tell you — It’s for the kids.
They are shameless.
Here are a few facts on North Carolina teacher pay that may not make any headlines on Wednesday.
Senator Harry Brown posted this information on Facebook this week.
Senator Phil Berger and Speaker Tim Moore sent this out after a press conference this afternoon:
Key Facts on Teacher Pay in North Carolina
· In 2018, North Carolina public school teachers will receive a fifth consecutive pay raise.
· The average teacher pay raise from 2017-19 will be $4,412, a 9.5 percent increase.
· The average teacher pay raise from 2014-2019 will be $8,600, a 19.1 percent increase.
· North Carolina ranked #2 in the U.S. for fastest rising teacher pay in 2018 according to the National Education Association.
· A teacher with five years of experience will earn $9,200 more in 2018-19 than the same teacher in 2013-14, from $30,800 to $40,000, a 29.9 percent increase.
· A teacher with twelve years of experience will earn $15,330 more in 2018-19 than that teacher did in 2013-14, from $31,670 to $47,000, a 48 percent increase.
· A teacher with sixteen years of experience will earn $11,840 more in 2018-19 than the same teacher did in 2013-14, from $38,160 to $50,000, a 31 percent increase.
· A teacher with twenty-five years of experience will earn $9,040 more in 2018-19 than they did in 2013-14, from $42,260 to $51,300, a 21.4 percent increase.