Schools our students deserve begin with experienced, qualified, career teachers. Study after study shows that the classroom variable most closely correlated with a child’s academic success is a good teacher.
North Carolina ranks 42nd for teacher pay nationally and 46th in per pupil funding. Inadequate funding and the repeal of career status are hurting our schools. We are losing teachers at a rate of 15% per year, and our education programs are enrolling 30% fewer students than in 2010. There will not be enough talented teachers for our students unless our elected officials ACT NOW.
Let your legislators know that you want to recruit and retain career teachers for every classroom in North Carolina.