EIGHT pay increases in FIVE YEARS ???

Wow.  Where do I sign up for THAT JOB?

The recipients of said pay raises were in Raleigh this week clad in red, skipping out on their jobs, and demanding MORE MONEY:

While covering the teachers union-led protest that occurred at the North Carolina General Assembly this week, it was reported in this column that North Carolina teachers will soon be getting their fifth consecutive pay raise from the Republican-run state legislature under the new spending plan unveiled last week by Senate President Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and Speaker Tim Moore (R-Kings Mountain).

It’s important to get the facts straight and to issue a correction if an error is ever made. As such, upon further review and analysis, it is incumbent upon this author to inform readers that the claim made about teacher pay raises earlier this week was not entirely correct. At least, it wasn’t the whole story.  

It is true that the new budget announced by Republican leadership in the General Assembly would raise teacher pay by 6.2%, a much larger boost than the 3.85% increase that the entire general fund is getting. Enactment of this teacher pay raise, even if it has to occur over the veto of Gov. Roy Cooper (D-N.C) like it has in the past, will indeed represent the fifth pay increase for teachers approved by the GOP-led General Assembly over the past half decade.

However, that’s not the complete story. That’s because North Carolina legislators have also increased teacher pay on three additional instances with the rate-reducing tax reform passed in 2013 and complemented with further income tax relief passed in 2015 and just last year in the summer of 2017.

So no, the pay increase soon to be approved by North Carolina legislators this year won’t be their fifth pay increase. When taking into account all the actions by Republican lawmakers in the North Carolina General Assembly, including the repeated rounds of income tax relief that have allowed teachers to bring home more of their hard-earned income, teachers across the Old North State are actually poised to receive their eighth take home pay increase from Republican lawmakers in just the last five years.[…]

And, guys, the NCAE STILL HATES YOU.

5 comments for “EIGHT pay increases in FIVE YEARS ???

  1. GUWonder
    May 19, 2018 at 7:38 am

    A sea of red in Raleigh? Is the teachers union celebrating the communist holiday of May Day (May 1) a bit late this year? I see where the Democrats in California want to make the communist May Day holiday an official state holiday in place of a holiday honoring US presidents. It looks like we have our own “reds” right here in North Carolina, and it is scary that they are teaching our children.

  2. jimmie
    May 21, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Not bad for working 9 months a year; countless days off and holidays; full healthcare package; outstanding retirement package.

  3. May 22, 2018 at 12:15 am

    And all most of these teachers do is teach our children to hate America.

    • Charles Hickman III
      May 22, 2018 at 8:39 am

      Great point. I’m experiencing that in dealing with the young people in my family. Those young people without strong educational, and otherwise, support from home hardly have a chance. Too much of what happens at school is simply indoctrination.

      By no means am I painting all teachers with the same brush. Hardly. They have a very tough job and much of it is because of what they have to deal with within the classroom and from powers outside of the classroom.

      Also, a number of teachers simply keep their mouths shut and try to operate under the radar; they are fearful of the power of the culture they work in.

      Concerning the money and benefits, many North Carolinians would like to have what teachers have. Concerning the working conditions, many teachers need a lot of help from us to make conditions better. Concerning the brainwashing, that needs to be stopped. Partisanship and scholasticism are not the same thing.

    • Joe Smith
      May 23, 2018 at 5:39 am

      There are Conservative Teachers, but the liberals hunt them down and fire them.

      We won elections and left liberals in charge. It does not matter.

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