Of course we do! And it comes from the public school reports. We’ve simply complied it for you and will let the facts/data speak for themselves:
According to the 2020 North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey:
- 38% of teachers say that their students do not follow the rules of conduct at their school
- 34% of teachers say that school administrators do not consistently enforce rules for student conduct
- 36% of teachers say that physical conflicts are a problem at their school
- 42% of teachers say that bullying is a problem at their school
- 37% of teachers say that cyberbullying is a problem at their school
According to the Consolidated Report, 2018-19:
- The number and rate of crimes reported on North Carolina school campuses have steadily decreased over the last several years.
- The number of reportable crimes on high school campuses decreased by 11% from 2017-2018 to 2018-2019.
- The high school crime rate decreased 9.0%, a significant decrease from the previous year’s decrease of 2%.
- The rate of reported acts of crime for both grades K-13 and grades 9-13 is at its lowest in five years.
- That said, assault resulting in serious injury increased by 70.5% (+30 acts) between 2018 and 2019.
- Assault on school personnel increased by 18.5% (+233 acts) between 2018 and 2019.
- Sexual offenses (+16 acts) and sexual assault (+24 acts) have increased by over 20% between 2018 and 2019.
According to Highlights of the North Carolina Public School Budget 2020:
Average teacher salaries have increased from $44,990 (2013-14) to $54,682 (2019-20), a 21.5% increase.
Average teacher salary increases over the last decade or so:
- 2009-10: 0.0%
- 2010-11: 0.0%
- 2011-12: 0.0%
- 2012-13: 1.2%
- 2013-14: 0.0%
- 2014-15: 7.0%
- 2015-16: 2.1%
- 2016-17: 4.7%
- 2017-18: 3.3%
- 2018-19: 6.5%
- 2019-20: 1.2%
- 2020-21: 0.0% (3.9% proposed, Gov Cooper vetoed, NCGA democrats upheld the veto so ended up with 0%.)
Major benefits in addition to salary (2020-21):
- Social Security: $3,761
- Retirement: $10,659
- Heath Insurance: $6,326
According to the NC Department of Public Instruction Statistical Profile:
- Salaries and benefits make up 94% of state public school expenditures and 84% of state, local, and federal education expenditures.
- North Carolina district and charter schools employ 185,708 total full-time employees
- North Carolina district and charter schools employ 101,446 total full-time teachers
- In total, only 55% of full-time district and charter school employees are teachers