Letter: Teachers should be thankful for having a job

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Did you know a public school teacher can make on average $450 more a year, just by dropping out of the North Carolina Association of Educators? According to the Civitas Institute, top NCAE executives make nearly four times more than the average teacher.

To all the teachers who attended the recent “Moment of Silence,” quit your complaining! Don’t you have something better to do with your time?

Stop your whining! You are making my profession look bad. Be thankful you still have a job. I am sorry that North Carolina taxpayers have to work so hard to pay these ungrateful people.



Elizabeth City


From Tom Brokaw

"There is a place in America to take a stand: it is public education. It is the underpinning of our cultural and political system. It is the great common ground. Public education after all is the engine that moves us as a society toward a common destiny. It is in public education that the American dream begins to take shape."

Tom Brokaw? Yes, he's

Tom Brokaw? Yes, he's entitled to his opinion. So? .. You never responded to my last post.

I respectfully disagree with you sparatus!

I respectfully disagree with you sparatus. Teachers who have not received adequate salary increments and have witnessed the Legislators continue to take away their rights, should speak out and yes, I will continue to encourage them to speak out and vote. They have not only received adequate raises for the past six to seven years, but have witnessed their due process rights attempted to be taken from them. Thank God they have NCAE rallying for them in the courts.

It's in the NCAE's interest

It's in the NCAE's interest to foment hate and discontent within the ranks of NCAE members. After all, if all the members were happy and content – many would consider dropping their membership in the NCAE and give themselves a $450 or so raise each year. The NCAE leadership (you included) is dependent on member dues for their salaries – if the Civitas report is accurate, you folks do quite well for yourselves. So, in spite of teachers receiving their first meaningful raise in years (Democrats gave them nothing, if you recall), the NCAE is busily at work twisting and turning and distorting ginning up griping and complaining. Maybe the legislature should have left well enough alone and told teachers – we’re going to give you the same thing the Democrats gave you – absolutely nothing.

Mr. NCEA, Clyde Dorsey Harris,

promised us weeks ago he would provide the figures of his retired teacher pay and his total NCEA compensation package to prove why he is having such difficulty making ends meet. But don't hold your breath. Nothing but crickets from Mr. NCAE.

Ms. Rachel Meads, while I

respect your opinion I totally find it baseless. Continue to teach your children and continue to let us teach our children. We have the right to protest if we feel we have been slighted. And we have!

Her children are your

Her children are your children, Mr. Harris. They are our children. If teachers feel slighted, they can protest. I'm sure the NCAE will take every opportunity to drum into the teachers that they have been slighted (whether they have or not). I doubt if the NCAE hierarchy have been slighted, from the Civitas report - they're doing quite well for themselves.

Way to go Rachel!

Way to go Rachel!

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