November 18, 2013
End to Pay Bump for Teaching Master's Degree Squeezes Some Education Colleges
Scott Roberson, Daily Journal, AP Images
Louis B. Gallien Jr. was less than a month into his job as education dean at Appalachian State University this past summer when North Carolina's governor signed a budget bill that will end the state's tradition of giving a 10-percent pay raise to teachers who complete a master's degree. For education colleges across the state, it was a costly stroke of the pen.
Appalachian's Reich College of Education will be down 100 students in the spring as a result of the change, said Mr. Gallien,