Matt Wight, principal of Apex Friendship High School in Apex, N.C., watches as students change classes on Sept. 13, 2017. North Carolina lawmakers changed the way principals are paid from a systemr based on experience to one based on students performance on exams.
Matt Wight, principal of Apex Friendship High School in Apex, N.C., watches as students change classes on Sept. 13, 2017. North Carolina lawmakers changed the way principals are paid from a systemr based on experience to one based on students performance on exams. T. Keung Hui khui@newsobserver.com
Matt Wight, principal of Apex Friendship High School in Apex, N.C., watches as students change classes on Sept. 13, 2017. North Carolina lawmakers changed the way principals are paid from a systemr based on experience to one based on students performance on exams. T. Keung Hui khui@newsobserver.com

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