John Hood: New NC Teacher Pay Rankings ‘Politically Inconvenient’ for Democrats

RALEIGH – It’s funny how some people fall silent on an issue they profess to care so much about as soon as it loses its purpose as a political weapon. Such is the case with the Leftists that run the N.C. Association of Educators and their years long rage against Republicans for not appreciating teachers enough. As a new ranking that places teaching professions in the Old North State pretty high on a list of competitiveness emerges, though, the NCAE is silent.

John Hood, chairman of the John Locke Foundation, penned an op-ed pointing out the hypocrisy of the Left and articulating what we conservatives have known all along – the Left cares only about bludgeoning Republicans and nothing else.

“About this time last year, progressive activists and Democratic politicians were trumpeting the news that North Carolina was 49th in the country in friendliness to teachers, according to a study by the website WalletHub. The state’s low ranking proved that Republicans disliked public education, they alleged.

A few days ago, WalletHub released the 2019 version of the same study. North Carolina ranked 28th in the country in teacher-friendliness. Moreover, in the WalletHub category “Opportunity and Competition,” which includes measures of teacher pay and benefits, North Carolina ranked 5th.

Are those same Democrats and progressives touting this year’s results? Of course not. The results are politically inconvenient. […]”

Read the rest of Hood’s editorial here.

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