Editorial: Conservative group offers NC teachers a ‘raise.’ It’s an insulting stunt

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The Charlotte Observer

“Teachers: want a $500 raise?” That’s the message plastered on several billboards across North Carolina. The billboards direct viewers to a webpage titled “Top reasons why you should cancel your North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) membership.” The billboard campaign is funded by the John Locke Foundation, a right-leaning think tank co-founded by North Carolina businessman and megadonor Art Pope. Dues for the NCAE are about $500 a year, and teachers are always asking for raises, so it makes sense, right? Wrong. Too many conservatives don’t care enough about teachers getting a raise. …

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