by Dr. Terry Stoops
Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
According to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction’s (DPI) Educational Directory & Demographical Information Exchange (Eddie), North Carolina district schools currently employ 94,197 classroom teachers, a 274 teacher increase over the 2013-2014 school year total of 93,923.
Obviously, the above figure is a net increase. Some school districts lost teachers, while others added them. For example, this year Wake County Schools added 231 teachers and Charlotte-Mecklenburg added 310 teachers. Franklin County Schools employ 8 fewer teachers.