WAKE COUNTY, NC – Teachers have a tough job cramming young minds with grammar, geography and geometry and preparing kids for the “real world.”
What would we do without teachers?
Well, that’s a question a North Carolina school district is asking after 600 teachers up and quit.
But why would they do such a thing? What about the children?
They say, what about the paycheck?
Of course, the Wake County schools superintendent blames pitiful pay on the lack of state funds.
How much are they making anyway? Base pay is $30,000. That’s only $5,000 more than U.S. poverty levels.
With hundreds of teachers gone, state Republicans are now vowing to up the ante. If lawmakers approve a pay raise, teachers can expect a $5,000 increase.
Meanwhile, who’s teaching all those kids?