Raising teacher salaries is something Governor Pat McCrory and state lawmakers have agreed is a priority this year. The plan is to boost base pay to $35,000 over two years for teachers in their first ten years on the job. That amounts to raises of $500 to $4,200. But as legislators begin crafting a budget, they say there may not be enough money to do all of that.
WFAE’s Lisa Miller joins me now to discuss the likelihood of teacher raises this year.