Monday numbers

Monday numbers

35,000—amount in dollars of starting teacher pay next year under the budget passed by the Senate (Governor, Senate and House proposed teacher salary schedule for 2017-2018, Governor Roy Cooper’s office)

35,300—amount in dollars of starting teacher pay next year under the budget passed by the House (Ibid)

36,750—amount in dollars of starting teacher pay next year under the budget proposed by Gov. Roy Cooper (Ibid)

41,950—amount in dollars of salary of teacher with ten years of experience under the budget passed by the Senate (Ibid)

40,550—amount in dollars of salary of teacher with ten years of experience under the budget passed by the House (Ibid)

42,400—amount in dollars of salary of teacher with ten years of experience under the budget proposed by Gov. Roy Cooper (Ibid)

51,000—amount in dollars of salary of teacher with 25 years of experience under the budget passed by the Senate (Ibid)

51,300—amount in dollars of salary of teacher with 25 years of experience under the budget passed by the House (Ibid)

52,750—amount in dollars of salary of teacher with 25 years of experience under the budget proposed by Gov. Roy Cooper (Ibid)

5—North Carolina’s current ranking in teacher pay among the 12 states in the Southeast (“NC ranks 35th in nation for teacher pay; 43rd in per-pupil spending,” WRAL-TV, May 10, 2017)

3—number of years under budget proposed by Gov. Roy Cooper until North Carolina’s average teacher pay is first among states in the Southeast (“FY 2017-19 Presentation of Governor Roy Cooper’s Recommended Budget, March 2, 2017)

9,113—amount in dollars that average teacher salary in North Carolina is below the national average (“NC ranks 35th in nation for teacher pay; 43rd in per-pupil spending,” WRAL-TV, May 10, 2017)

5—number of years under budget proposed by Gov. Roy Cooper until North Carolina’s average teacher reaches the national average (“FY 2017-19 Presentation of Governor Roy Cooper’s Recommended Budget, March 2, 2017)