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News Friday, Apr 15 2016

Pat McCrory's "Please Clap" Moment

Apr 15, 2016

This morning, Pat McCrory made an appearance at the North Carolina Association of School Administrators conference. Under McCrory, North Carolina ranked as the second-worst state to be a teacher. The state ranks 43rd in average teacher pay and 43rd in per-pupil spending.

McCrory faced a tough crowd for most of his speech, including when he outlined his plan — announced earlier this month — for a 5-percent average teacher pay increase and bonuses as high as $5,000 for longtime teachers.

“That’s something that should be applauded,” the governor told the audience of school superintendents and principals.

He didn’t get a single clap.
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Published: Apr 15, 2016

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