BTC BRIEF: North Carolina's Disappearing Educators
By Edwin McLenaghan
Public Policy Analyst, BTC
- In the last four years, North Carolina public schools report having eliminated 16,678 jobs, nearly one in ten positions compared to 2008 staffing levels.
- Cuts hit some school districts especially hard: eight of North Carolina’s 115 school districts eliminated more than one in five positions compared to 2008 staffing levels, 24 eliminated more than one in ten teacher positions, and 31 eliminated more than a quarter of teacher assistant positions.