The Economic Policy Institute releases a report every year that tracks what is called the “teacher pay penalty.”

What is that? EPI says it occurs when teachers “are paid less (in weekly wages and total compensation) than their nonteacher college-educated counterparts, and the situation has worsened considerably over time.

And NC doesn’t fare well.

The link to the report can be found here.

So where does NC rank overall?

North Carolina is at -24.5%.

In a state that ranks #1 for doing business.

In a state that sitting on record surpluses because it will not invest in social services.

In a state that still has the lowest allowable federal minimum wage.

In a state that has this going on:





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