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NC teachers group critical of proposed license, pay overhaul

Members of North Carolina’s leading teacher advocacy group are criticizing a proposed overhaul of public school instructor pay and licensing. The North Carolina Association of Educators held a news conference Tuesday. It's unhappy with a licensure model released months ago that's based on recommendations coming out of a state commission. A performance-pay model has the support of state Superintendent Catherine Truitt and State Board of Education chairman Eric Davis. NCAE Vice President Bryan Proffitt says the existing experienced-based salary schedule will help recruit and retain educators if it's sufficiently funded. A final proposal will require the backing of the board and the General Assembly.