North Carolina’s public schools are in a crisis. Teachers are leaving our classrooms in record numbers due to low pay and poor working conditions. Years of neglect have left our schools overcrowded and underfunded. It’s time to stop cutting and start investing in our public schools.
More teachers are leaving North Carolina to teach in other states, according to a report from the Department of Public Instruction. It shows 1,082 of the state’s teachers left for classrooms in other parts of the country last year. That’s more than triple the number that left for other states in 2010.More
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools lost 1,420 of its 8,609 teachers last year, bringing the turnover rate to a 12-year high, according to a report presented to the state Board of Education Thursday. The district’s turnover rate was 16.5 percent, compared with a state average of 14.8 percent. The last time CMS topped 16 percent was 2002-03, when the rate was 16.8 percent.More