1,000 teachers resign from Charlotte area schools
North Carolina's teacher pay, ranked 42nd in the nation, has made it difficult to recruit and retain public school teachers, and it just got harder for one school system. Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, the second largest school district in the state, has had 957 teacher resign for the upcoming year. Local educators say that loss is unprecedented, and will impact students when they return to class in the fall.
"900 teachers resigning," Lyde said. "In one system is unheard of in my 33 years of education. This is a crisis point and people need to wake up."
"That's a lot," Waddell said. "We can't afford to lose teachers to other states so we got to make sure we are taking care of our own."
"Students won't have teachers on their first day," Lyde said. "They may not have teachers on the 60th day."