Topic: Investigative Reporting
Posted on 5/5/2016
Capitol Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate WRAL-TV Raleigh aired “Grading Teacher Pay,” a documentary examining the relationship of low teacher pay to educational quality, on April 26. WRAL’s website featured statistics on how teacher pay in North Carolina compares to other states, plus a history of changes in the last 15 years. The documentary shows how plummeting salaries have contributed to teacher turnover, shortages and low morale. The documentary remains available for on-demand viewing.
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