Cumberland pledges to pay teacher bonuses

Posted August 13, 2008

— The Cumberland County school board voted unanimously Tuesday night to use local funds to pay teacher bonuses that got cut at the state level.

Teachers whose students exceeded benchmarks on standardized tests will receive $1,053 from the state this year, short of the usual $1,500. Cumberland County has committed to make up the difference for local teachers.


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  • anneonymousone Aug 14, 2008

    Annemarek, in lots of other states, teachers are not employees of the state, and the unfortunate tensions between teachers and other state employees do not result.

    Of course, in many other states, teachers and state employees can belong to unions, and they actually get paid.

    Don't get me wrong; I love my job, and I love North Carolina.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Aug 14, 2008

    Nothing is more important to the evolution of society as education. Why don't we pay teachers like professional athletes? Just think where society would be if education was valued as highly as that. We'd have cures for cancer, solutions to the energy problem, rational not violent solutions to conflict, and on and on.

  • annemarek Aug 13, 2008

    Why do teachers get bonuses for doing their jobs? Teachers already got a better raise than other state workers. All state workers should have gotten the same. Now the bonuses. ?????

  • Humble Opinion Aug 13, 2008

    Hats off to Cumberland County for showing their support of teachers. Too bad more school systems aren't doing this!