North Carolina: New Principal Pay Plan Cuts Pay, Drives Out Veteran Leaders

WOW!
I wonder which state will try to follow suit. Texas is great at trying old failed ideas, like letter grades for each campus (Lt. Dan).

Diane Ravitch's blog

The North Carolina legislature will go down in history as the most anti-education lawmakers in the history of the state. I would say the nation, but Wisconsin’s hostility to educators is tough to beat.

The legislature enacted a principal pay plan that cuts principal pay and drives out veteran principal. In North Carolina, this is called “reform.”

Education journalist Lindsay Wagner write about it here:

“State Board of Education members expressed shock this week upon learning just how seriously the General Assembly’s newly enacted principal pay plan could hurt school leaders, particularly those who have devoted decades of service to the state’s public schools.

“I don’t think it was anybody’s intent for principals to lose pay as a result of [this plan],” said the State Board of Education’s vice chairman A.L. “Buddy” Collins. “I have three different principals who are very veteran principals with over 30 years who believe they…

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