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North Carolina ranks last for teacher pay

January 10, 2008 - Education Week has come out with their latest Quality Counts report, which ranks state school systems in six categories, like teacher policies and school funding. One new indicator in this year's report: a comparison of teacher salaries to pay in 16 jobs with similar skills/training, such as registered nurses and accountants. In 40 states, teacher pay was less than those other jobs. The worst offender: