by Dr. Terry Stoops
Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
Senate Bill 28 is a bipartisan bill that seeks to restore master’s pay for teachers who obtain their degree in the subject that they teach. It would require a $6.8 million appropriation, according to the fiscal note attached to the bill.
Many supporters of Senate Bill 28 believe that the legislation represents an opportunity to roll back the 2013 measure and reestablish supplemental funding for nearly all master’s degrees, not just for those in certain subject areas. Here is a message from Sen. Wiley Nickel (D-Wake) that a teacher posted on Facebook: