NC Policy Watch has a story posted concerning the increasingly likely possibility that we could very well be a net exporter of teachers. The story can be found here.
I seem to recall that NC's universities come way short in providing enough teachers to replace retirees and that NC needed to be a net importer just to maintain the status quo. Can't really blame teachers for wanting to make a decent living though.
The story reports that NC leads the nation in the percent of income lost by teachers (16%?). A dubious distinction indeed.