Fitzsimon File

Monday numbers

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30,800—amount in dollars of the minimum base salary for public school teachers in North Carolina with zero to five years experience (“APNewsBreak: GOP seeks higher NC teacher pay,” February 9, 2014)

33,000—amount in dollars of minimum base salary for teachers in 2014-2015 school year in proposal to be released Monday by Governor Pat McCrory and legislative leaders (Ibid)

35,000—amount in dollars of minimum base salary for teachers in 2015-2016 school year in proposal to be released Monday by Gov. McCrory and legislative leaders (Ibid)

24,000—estimated number of teachers who would benefit from proposal by Gov. McCrory to raise base salary for teachers (Ibid)

95,725—number of public school teachers in North Carolina in the current 2013-2014 school year (“NC has fewer teachers and more students,” WRAL-TV, December 5, 2013)

71,725—number of public school teachers in North Carolina who may not receive a raise under the salary proposal by Governor Pat McCrory and legislative leaders (Ibid)

286.4 million—amount in dollars of the reduction in funding for classroom teachers by increasing student to teacher ratios in 2013-2014 North Carolina budget signed by Gov. McCrory (“Smart Money: Investing in education promotes student success,” N.C. Budget and Tax Center and the Education and Law Project of the N.C. Justice Center, November 2013)

20—percentage of reduction in the number of teacher assistants funded in the 2013-2014 budget (Ibid)

68—amount in dollars of state funding per student for textbooks in 2007-2008 (Ibid)

15—amount in dollars of state funding per student for textbooks in 2013-2014 (Ibid)

22—rank of North Carolina among the 50 states in average teacher compensation in 2003-2004 (Ibid)

46—current rank of North Carolina among the 50 states in average teacher compensation (Ibid)

653—amount in dollars less that the budget passed this summer and signed by Governor Pat McCrory in 2013 spends per student on K-12 education than the 2007-2008 budget adjusted for inflation (Ibid)

9—amount in dollars that economists say the state saves for every dollar it invests in NC PreK (Ibid)

27,500—number of slots for at-risk four-year-olds in NC PreK funded in the 2013-2014 budget (Ibid)

34,876—number of slots for at-risk four-year-olds in NC PreK funded in the 2008-2009 budget (Ibid)