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What people are talking about - 4/25

Posted by: Editor-Bonitta Best on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 12:00:00 am

How bad is the teacher exodus problem in Wake County? Check out these statistics from The Policy Watch:

• 9,000 – number of total teachers in Wake County public schools

• 612 – number of teachers that have resigned since the beginning of the school year

• 433 – amount of teachers that resigned in all of the previous school year

• 25 – percentage of teachers that have resigned from Underwood Elementary alone

• $20,000 – amount less one Underwood teacher makes now compared to teaching in California ELEVEN YEARS AGO!

• 45 – North Carolina's rank among the 50 states in average teacher compensation

 

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