The Transylvania Times -

Tough To Attract, Retain Teachers


February 22, 2018

Within the next few years, North Carolina, particularly its non-urban areas, including Transylvania County, could face a serious problem attracting and retaining veteran teachers.

As Colin Campbell notes in his adjacent column, new teachers in North Carolina receive a decent starting wage of $35,000 a year. And, as he says, many single people who just graduated from college would be content with that salary.

What is missing from Campbell’s column is the fact that while starting salaries for teachers have increased, other benefits have been cut. Teachers now pay more for their health ins...

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