In N.C. county, 600 teachers have quit this school year

Friday, April 18, 2014

Wake County Public Schools officials said 600 teachers have quit since the start of the school year, an "alarming" increase in teacher exodus that has the school system concerned.

Wake officials said that number is up 41 percent over the same number who had resigned as of this time last year. Wake County, the largest school system in the state, employs nearly 9,000 teachers.

Superintendent Jim Merrill said state lawmakers need to find a way to compensate teachers.

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