NC Senate leaders to unveil teacher pay plan today
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Leaders of the North Carolina Senate will announce details for their teacher pay plan Wednesday morning in an 10:15 a.m. news conference.
Phil Berger, the Senate president pro tempore, will hold the news conference with other Senate leaders.
See the pay scale for North Carolina teachers
State leaders have been looking at how to raise pay for teachers, a political sensitive issue in a key election year. Republicans have pushed for teacher raises but Democrats have argued the plans don’t give teachers enough.
Pay has been a hot topic in the state in recent years, with education leaders saying the state has lagged behind in teacher pay and school administrators from other states swooping into North Carolina to raid teachers.
Starting pay for teachers has risen in recent years. Here’s the starting pay by academic year for recent years, according to the North Carolina Department of Instruction: