CMS Teachers Continue to Fight for Higher Pay

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by WCCB Charlotte

 CHARLOTTE, NC -- North Carolina teachers continue to fight for pay raises and tenure.  The state superintendent is optimistic they'll get their wish.

Doctor June Atkinson visited three schools in Charlotte Friday.  She tells WCCB Charlotte it would be a huge mistake for the general assembly to ignore educators when it reconvenes next month.

"It is a detriment to our students' learning to have a revolving door of always having first-year teachers," she said.  "Why would a teacher stay in North Carolina if they can go to another state and make $10,000 more?"

The Mecklenburg County Commission is scheduled to vote on a three percent pay raise for CMS teachers in May.

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