We’re #2!

Hey look, NC is #2.  Alas, that’s #2 in the nation in the real-dollar decline in teacher pay.  Bested only by Indiana (shockingly, another state run by Republicans).  Oh, and please don’t give me the retort that Democrats were in charge for most of this period, it’s quite clear when the declining commitment to public education in NC started.

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Oh, and the actual graphic at the link is interactive, so worth clicking through and checking out.

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

One Response to We’re #2!

  1. John F. says:

    The reality is though, education spending all across the country has declined under both democrats and republicans throughout the Great Recession. The reason? The funding mechanism for education is fundamentally dumb, and with state constitution’s requiring balanced budgets, states are going to see decreases again at some point in the future while the federal government spending remains stable. This country needs a federal cost allocated, per pupil spending model flowing through the federal government to ensure stability and equity.

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