The last few months have been a nail-biting time for North Carolina teachers who are currently enrolled in master’s degree programs. Late in the summer, the governor approved a state budget that eliminated automatic pay raises to public school teachers who complete master’s degrees. However, in the last week or so, the state did find the necessary funds to ensure that the more than 3,000 teachers in the state who are currently working toward their master’s degrees will receive salary increases when an advanced degree is earned.
The humongous elephant in the room seems to be the question of whether teachers who have earned master’s degrees outperform teachers who have not. Anyone care to give this oversized elephant a poke? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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