Gaston educators sound off on pay, incentives to teach

By Eric Wildstein
The Gaston Gazette

The 10 teachers included in the group are all members of the N.C. Association of Educators and were asked by Cooper to attend the discussion. In attendance were the organization’s Gaston chapter president, Diane Gibson, a career and technical education teacher at North Gaston High, and Bobbie Cavnar, North Carolina Teacher of the Year for 2016-17 and a British literature teacher at South Point High.

Cooper, who has held a number of such discussions with teachers around the state, asked teachers about hot-button topics in education and how they would like those topics addressed in the legislature.

“We know we put a lot on you as teachers — a lot of forms to fill out, a lot of goals to meet, a lot of testing of students,” said Cooper. “What we want to try to do is to find ways to streamline it and hear what you are facing out there.”

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