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Teacher resignations up
significantly in Wake County

WTVD News [Raleigh,NC], by Heather Waliga

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Posted By:Fiesta del sol, 4/18/2014 7:48:00 AM

More than 600 teachers have walked out of Wake County Schools since the start of the school year. The school district says people are leaving for many reasons. Some for jobs in other states. Others are getting out of the profession entirely. However, many have a common reason -- not enough pay.Thursday´s announcement came as the debate over teacher pay escalates. North Carolina teachers haven´t had a pay increase in five years. They currently rank among the lowest paid in the country. School leaders say they´re seeing a 41 increase in teacher resignations over the same period last year, and teachers

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Not to be mean about it, but ARE they really that well educated, like the teacher claims? Sorry, but they knew going in to teaching exactly what the pay is/was. If they want something with more pay, do baht everyone else does, and find another profession.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MDConservative, 4/18/2014 7:57:27 AM     (No. 9815347)

Pay is a hygenic, and unless it is excessively low for the market, people don´t leave. I don´t see any figures to tell. It´s also not like "good" teachers are in short supply, either.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 4/18/2014 8:03:12 AM     (No. 9815355)

It could be that there really isn´t anything that unusual going here. The reporter is blowing things out of proportion. I found this comment with the article:

"Our teachers are underpaid there is no doubting this but Merrill with this conference trying to get more tax money because of turnover is a fraud. Why is there no place in the article mentioning the turnover rate compared to the national turnover rate for teachers. 612 out of 9000 teachers is a turnover rate less than 7%. The NEA´s web site states the national turnover rate is 17%. The supporting documentation shows that 152 of these looses are to retirement, another 131 were due to family relocation or to take care of their own families. Ask for raises from the taxpayers but do not deceive us with this data."

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Muncssister, 4/18/2014 8:23:57 AM     (No. 9815385)

What´s going on here is an attempt to make this the central issue in bringing down our republican governor who has a teaching degree and was a coach when he was younger.

I am so sick of teachers whining. Frankly, if you are the head of your household you should not make a career in teaching. If you do, then your spouse should be prepared to work full time. I say this as the wife of a former NC teacher. He wasn´t prepared to give up the lifestyle we wanted to discipline ungrateful little thugs all day. He is the first one to tell you he had great government benefits and loved his summers off.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: M2, 4/18/2014 8:27:58 AM     (No. 9815392)

Maybe the teachers in NC are fed up with having to teach courses they know are really propaganda, like maybe Common Core?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dittohead, 4/18/2014 8:33:43 AM     (No. 9815406)

I work for WCPSS in a clerical position - we have not had a raise in over 6 years - but there´s never been such vocal outrage - it´s political - they didn´t do this when Bev Perdue as governor and wouldn´t have.

Can I be honest - some of these teachers would not survive in the private sector because they couldn´t crawl out of bed, throw on dirty clothes, come in 10 minutes before starting time and walk out exactly 40 on the dot with their college backpack on. We have some terrific teachers but we have some terrible ones, too, that should NEVER be given tenure.

One more thing - I personally know 2 terrific teachers that quit because they did not believe in Common Core and refused to teach it. Did they mention this reason??

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 4/18/2014 8:59:05 AM     (No. 9815441)

If teachers want more pay, maybe they should look at where the money is being spent in their district.

I see new schools that are expensive and lavish.

I see way too many administrators and counselors.

I see multiple librarians where one would do, or where one could service two schools.

I see paid coaches that are not teachers.

Schools are no longer efficient with their budgets because the have focused on creating a funding mafia instead.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Time4AR2, 4/18/2014 9:32:25 AM     (No. 9815502)

If you took the job and did not understand the pay scale, you are too stupid to be a teacher.

[And the ´uproar´ is pure politics]

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