Monday numbers

Monday numbers

- in Fitzsimon File

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1—-percentage increase in take home pay that Governor Pat McCrory claims teachers earning $40,000 will receive from the tax cut passed by the General Assembly (“McCrory calls for fewer tests, extra teacher pay,” WRAL-TV, August 1, 2013)

250,000—amount in dollars that a household must earn on average to receive a one percent tax cut (McCrory signs tax bill, WRAL-TV, July 23, 2013)

15—number of years it takes a North Carolina public school teacher with a bachelor’s degree to earn $40,000 (Presentation on North Carolina Teacher Salaries; State Board of Education, March 2013)

4—number of days since Governor McCrory said North Carolina has ranked “in the 40s” in teacher pay for the last several years (“McCrory claims NC education budget largest in history—Fact check”, The Progressive Pulse, August 1, 2013)

27—rank of North Carolina in average teacher salary in 2005-2006 (“McCrory claims NC education budget largest in history—Fact check”, The Progressive Pulse, August 1, 2013)

46—rank of North Carolina in average teacher salary in 2012-2013 (NEA Rankings and Estimates, 2012-2013)

0—amount in dollars of pay raise for teachers in the 2013-2014 budget passed by the General Assembly (“Vouchers gain ground, public education loses in final budget,” July 25, 2013)

4—number of days since Governor Pat McCrory said the budget passed by the 2013 General Assembly included “the largest K-12 budget in North Carolina’s history.” (Ibid)

7.71 billion—amount in dollars of the public schools budget in 2007-2008 (“Vouchers gain ground, public education loses in final budget,” July 25, 2013)

8.40 billion—amount in dollars of keeping the current public school budget at the same level as 2007-2008 by adjusting for inflation (Ibid)

7.98 billion—amount in dollars that the McCrory’s budget office said earlier this year that it would take to keep education funding and services at 2012-2013 levels (Ibid)

7.86 billion—amount in dollars of the public school budget in 2013-2014 as passed last month by the General Assembly (Ibid)