Tuesday numbers

Tuesday numbers

- in Fitzsimon File

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1.5 million—estimated number of students enrolled in public schools in North Carolina as the 2013-2014 school year began last week (“Teachers turn to parents for school supplies,” Associated Press, September 2, 2013)

33,400—increase in number of students from the 2007-2008 school year (Ibid)

100 million—amount in dollars in budget for new textbooks in 2007-2008 (Ibid)

24 million—amount in dollars in budget passed by the General Assembly this year for new textbooks in 2013-2014 (Ibid)

35—amount in dollars of minimum cost of one textbook, printed or digital, for students in North Carolina public schools (“State Superintendent June Atkinson decries state budget, vouchers, and low teacher pay, N.C. Policy Watch, August 22, 2013)

86—amount in dollars of maximum cost of one textbook, printed or digital, for students in North Carolina public schools  (Ibid)

15—amount in total dollars per student for textbooks included in the budget passed this year by the General Assembly (Ibid)

87 million—amount in dollars of budget for classroom supplies in 2007-2008 (“Teachers turn to parents for school supplies,” Associated Press, September 2, 2013)

44 million—amount in dollars of budget passed by the General Assembly this year for classroom supplies in 2013-2014 (“Teachers turn to parents for school supplies,” Associated Press, September 2, 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)

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)

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)