State teachers group critical of proposed license, pay overhaul

Classes began last week in some Eastern Carolina schools.
Classes began last week in some Eastern Carolina schools.(WITN)
Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 3:46 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 9, 2022 at 4:24 PM EDT
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Members of North Carolina’s leading teacher advocacy group are criticizing a proposed overhaul of public school instructor pay and licensing.

The North Carolina Association of Educators held a news conference Tuesday.

It’s unhappy with a licensure model released months ago that’s based on recommendations coming out of a state commission.

A performance-pay model has the support of state Superintendent Catherine Truitt and State Board of Education chairman Eric Davis.

NCAE Vice President Bryan Proffitt says the existing experienced-based salary schedule will help recruit and retain educators if it’s sufficiently funded.

A final proposal will require the backing of the board and the General Assembly.

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