Tests, Teacher Pay Will Challenge Next NC Governor

North Carolina's three candidates for governor all have backgrounds in education, and each of them says they would make efforts to attract more teachers to the state's classrooms if they're elected.

Democratic Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue, a public school teacher in the 1960s, says the state has to do whatever it takes to get good
teachers into rural school systems, and that includes paying them a supplement to get them there.

Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory, the Republican nominee who received a teaching degree in college, would promote giving higher pay to
teachers in high-demand subjects such as math and science.

Libertarian Mike Munger, a Duke University political science
professor, said the state should do away with the bonus system
entirely because it's ineffective and replace it with a merit-based
system.


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