Recruiters return to North Carolina to lure teachers to Texas
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Texas offers opportunity, some Guilford County teachers said Saturday as they left a job fair looking to hire teachers for Houston, according to the Greensboro News & Record.
For instance, with no experience, beginning teachers in Houston will receive starting salaries of $49,100. Salaries increase depending on experience and could reach above $80,000, according to data provided by Felix Boggan, a teacher who interviewed during the job fair.
In North Carolina, the starting salary for a teacher is $33,000. With a local supplement, Guilford County Schools pays new teachers $37,500.
“The bottom line is we have to provide for our families and provide for ourselves,” Jeff Roberts, a Thomasville teacher told media at a news conference to discuss concerns about teacher pay in North Carolina.
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