Dr. Andrew Brod, a senior research fellow for the Center for Business and Economic Research in The Bryan School of Business and Economics, was interviewed by The Business Journal regarding the economics concerning low teacher pay in North Carolina. Paying teachers low salaries in North Carolina, besides creating harder economic conditions for the teachers and their families, is actually affecting the economic future of the state.

Brod said that paying higher salaries is certainly part of the tool kit of any sensible business owner to find better workers for a business.

“If educating youth was a business venture and there were concerns about the quality and quantity of a particular occupation in business, raising salaries would be among the solutions to be considered by business owners,” he stated.

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