Monday numbers from NC Policy Watch: Too bad for teachers edition

Some ugly numbers today. Maybe they should change the name of this feature to Monday Madness. In any case, go read the rest.

1—-percentage increase in take home pay that Governor Pat McCrory claims teachers earning $40,000 will receive from the tax cut passed by the General Assembly (“McCrory calls for fewer tests, extra teacher pay,” WRAL-TV, August 1, 2013)

250,000—amount in dollars that a household must earn on average to receive a one percent tax cut (McCrory signs tax bill, WRAL-TV, July 23, 2013)


Brandt Ayers in the Anniston Star

His op-ed being sent around the twitterverse sums things up pretty well.

Ayers apparently lives part-time at Lake Toxaway.


The measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - FDR

Thanks for the Ayers piece

A nice bit of writing filled with excellent insights.

great to see this

My mom is from Anniston and we are big fans of Brandy Ayers and The Star. Thanks for posting.