How sad it is that we are building housing projects for our teachers! The solution to abysmally low teacher pay in North Carolina is to build them pity apartments near their school instead of, oh I don’t know, increasing their salary!
While I applaud Buncombe County Schools, Eblen Charities, and State Employees Credit Union for their efforts to make life a little easier for hardworking teachers, it is a shame that they had to make it happen in the first place. Our teachers should make enough money to afford a decent place to live on their own and shouldn’t be charity cases reliant upon nonprofits to make ends meet.
This is also reflective of our regional issue of lack of affordable housing, but the bigger problem is the lack of prioritization our state gives to funding these essential, hardworking public personnel at a humane and competitive level. “You can live in the projects!” is a poor incentive package. What a sorry state.
— Kenny Armstrong