I’m so disheartened by the announcement from Gov. Pat McCrory that only the least experienced of our public school teachers might receive raises.
My students and I are worth nothing to the lawmakers who support this plan. This is my 25th year teaching in Wake County public schools. I love my job. I’m good at it. My experience should count for something. But now a brand-new teacher with no experience will make more than a professional who has been teaching for 10 years.
These plans are tearing at the seams of the thing I hold most dear in our society: a quality education for every child, even the least of these.