NC officials consider pay increase to attract young teachers
GREENSBORO, N.C. — N.C. officials are considering a pay increase to attract young teachers in North Carolina.
According to the News and Record, increasing teachers’ salaries would help with longevity and keep more teachers in the classroom.
Sen. Jerry Tillman, who co-chairs a pair of key education committees in the N.C. Senate, said he discussed the plan with Governor Pat McCrory.
Some say McCrory has been considering the proposal.
The biggest roadblock to changing this: How do you pay for it?
It was reported that Tillman said cutting experienced teachers’ salaries isn’t an option.
Retirement incentives might be, he said.
For many years, advocacy groups have recommended shifting the pay scale to keep talented, young teachers from going elsewhere.
Research shows many teachers leave after about five years.
Read more: News and Record