Emerging Issues http://wunc.org en Competitive Teaching? NC Wrestles With Paying Best Teachers More http://wunc.org/post/competitive-teaching-nc-wrestles-paying-best-teachers-more <p>This is an issue with way more than just two sides. To illustrate how convoluted and complicated paying teachers has become, consider this fairly simple argument from Terry Stoops, the Director of Education Studies at the conservative John Locke Foundation:</p><p>“Frankly it’s unfair to our highest-performing teachers,” Stoops says. “There’s no reason why the Teacher of the Year in North Carolina should make as much as any other teacher.”</p><p>Now here’s an actual, real life North Carolina Teacher of the Year, who, in a free market, would get paid more:</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 33384 at http://wunc.org Competitive Teaching? NC Wrestles With Paying Best Teachers More Republicans Hope Salary Increases Ease Teacher Turnover http://wunc.org/post/republicans-hope-salary-increases-ease-teacher-turnover <p>Diane Ravitch is an education historian. She’s also a best-selling author and hugely influential on social media. In the past few years, she’s also become the champion for traditional public school teachers. What she isn’t, is subtle.</p><p>“North Carolina is bleeding talent,” she told the crowd at the Emerging Issues Forum in Raleigh on Tuesday. “North Carolina is bleeding experience. North Carolina has a brain drain caused by bad policy.”</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 09:31:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 30427 at http://wunc.org Republicans Hope Salary Increases Ease Teacher Turnover