North Carolina teachers...

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  1. giraffe326

    giraffe326 Virtuoso

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    We should throw a party or something. We only rank #46 for teacher salaries! I thought for sure we would be #50! :lol:

    I can't help but wonder which state's teachers are unfortunate to make less than we do....
     
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    Here are the rankings, but I don't know how reliable they are. For example, I know for a fact that the starting salary in Providence is about 36K - not the 56K it has listed.

    I know top step is correct, because that's where I was when I quit.

    Steve
     
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    That's the 2011 data. NC has dropped since then. However, it does give me an idea of who it could be...

    And NC DOES rank dead last for increases over the past 10 years. No surprise there.
     
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    But wait- the starting salary is WAY off for NC. It is state regulated, and it is under $31K. This ranking has it at $37K. I don't even make $32K in my 6th year.
     
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    scholarteacher Connoisseur

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    Yeah, and they want to use the test performance of all the students in the school to help determine our pay?! We have a very transient population here, and most of the students in the EOG grades I have never even taught! As a single person, if they cut my pay, I'm cooked!
     
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    Could they have added the costs of employer paid benefits to the base salary?
     
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    I'm in Mississippi...aren't we last in everything? Well, except 1st place for obesity:)
     
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    Just reread Giraffe, I'm in my 4th year and I make over 34,000.
     
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    So we should be last :tired:
     
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    Maybe. Probably. I didn't thing of that!
     
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    These low salaries make me angry. Teaching is so important and many politicians hold us in such low regard.

    States with higher salaries and high union membership generally have the higher scores. It seems pretty easy (but costly) to fix the problem: raise income levels for teachers.
     
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    When we move back to the USA I'll be going back to NC. That low salary will seem high since I make less than half of that now!! :lol:

    (with a higher cost of living here than in NC)

    Also- my first year in NC I started at $32,000. And that was at a Title 1 school in a high needs area, which I think meant I got paid more.
     
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    I'm Title I in a high needs area. The only difference in pay from district to district is the supplement they offer. Charlotte-Meck has one of the highest, but I would never teach in CMS.
     
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    I'm assuming that the first year salaries are an average, because after 7 years teaching, I'm not even close to $41k in FL.

    Sigh. And I really want to get to NC someday, too.
     
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    Those figures are not accurate! I don't even make close to the "starting salary" in Florida and I've been teaching 6 years. I wish I made $41,000!
     
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    I'm a first year teacher with a masters in western NC and I just make 32,000. I love the area and the school but I'm single and when you consider student loans it's just enough. I'm afraid that I'll have to leave when it comes time to start a family :(
     
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    Another frustrated single NC teacher here. I've been doing it for 3 years and it's really beginning to become a struggle. I am actually going to have to try and find a part time job only I really don't have much extra time besides weekends. I feel like as teachers we keep being given more and more work and less and less time to do it in. It's especially frustrating not having a union or anyone to really fight for us. It's disgusting how little we make with a college degree. New teachers don't even get a raise until our 5th year!

    I definitely know that morale is low among teachers in my building and unfortunately the students are suffering. I love teaching, but I don't know how long I can afford to do it. I really don't know what else I could do though, so I'm kind of stuck.
     
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    That's because they froze the steps 5 years ago. I really wouldn't expect a raise this year, either. If the economy stays on the track it is on, MAYBE the 2014-2015 school year. Maybe.
     
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    Well, I'm on my 3rd year so either way I'm not seeing anything until at least 2014-2015.
     
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    That is just depressing. When I was in my first year of teaching, I made about as much as a teacher in NC after 35 years based on their salary schedule.
     
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    Pathetic! Boo, NC!
     
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    That list is completely off! I have a master's and twenty years in the classroom and I make a good bit less than the "average" salary listed.
     
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    North Carolina Teacher Who Said "I QUIT"

    Kris Nielson is the NC teacher who quit. I originally saw this on Diane Ravitch's Blog and it inspired me to do my resignation video. Here's the link to NC Teacher Says "I QUIT!"

    PS Kris Nielson is coming to Washington next month to speak at the OPT-OUT Occupation of the DoE.
     

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