Republicans feeling the heat over their mistreatment of NC teachers:
All of the sudden it seems, the GOP leaders who cut public education and bashed public school teachers for sport during the last legislative session are getting all warm and fuzzy and talking about giving teachers raises.
But this is no “goodness of the heart” revelation. Surely the Republicans don’t believe that North Carolina’s teachers, or its residents, will buy the notion that a new age of enlightenment has arrived and that those champions of private school vouchers and an end to master’s pay have suddenly said to themselves, “Oh, my goodness! Our teachers are 46th in the nation in average teacher pay. We’re shocked, shocked we tell you!”
No, it isn't. And in the deepest part of their black hearts, they probably blame the teachers they've screwed for their own political predicament. Or like the DAG, they blame the media. Anybody but themselves will fill the bill. All that being said, the teachers really do need a raise. Even if it slightly blunts the voter outrage next November, I hope the GOP follows through with this.