Leon DeBaer: Teachers underpaid in N.C.

April 30, 2013 

Try a teacher’s pay

I must have missed the part of the April 23 Point of View piece “A chance to raise standards” where author Terry Stoops said that he is going to go back to being a teacher.

The new standards, as proposed by the Republicans, are so enticing that surely he has decided to give up his position as director of Research and Education Studies for the John Locke Foundation in favor of re-entering the classroom. He must be especially psyched about the mind-boggling $500 a year salary increase along with teacher salaries so low that they are at 46 in the nation.

Before Stoops, or anyone else, becomes a shill for the Republican education agenda, they first need to demand that teacher salaries be brought up to a the national average.

Leon DeBaer, Knightdale

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