NC Speaker of the House and candidate for U.S. Senate Thom Tillis is now saying that the budget impasse in Raleigh may deprive teachers of any raises at all.
Tillis is off raising money from the D.C. lobbyist crowd. So his bread is buttered.
Maybe what Tillis forecast -- no raise at all for teachers -- is just a hard clod thrown in Senate Republican leader Phil Berger's general direction.
Whatever raise teachers end up with -- if they end up with anything -- will be token, a sop to make up for years of abuse and neglect and outright hostility from Our Betters in Raleigh. May they choke on their campaign cash.