The North Carolina General Assembly passed a budget in July that will have an impact on education across the state.
The new budget eliminates teacher aids and phases out higher pay for teachers with a master’s degree. Current teachers with a master’s degree will be grandfathered in, but students who attain a master’s during or after the 2014-2015 school year will not receive higher pay.
Democrats in the General Assembly were against the budget, and some House Republicans “didn’t want some of the provisions on education – namely ending teacher tenure and phasing out extra teacher pay for advanced degrees – but voted for it anyway,” according to the News and Observer.
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