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Tills and Berger also aren't happy that Attorney General Roy Cooper's office chose not to appeal the injunction. Tills and Berger also aren't happy that Attorney General Roy Cooper's office chose not to appeal the injunction.
RALEIGH, N.C. - Monday, a legislative committee looking at teacher effectiveness and compensation approved a final report to the full General Assembly.

The committee has taken testimony from local school district leaders using incentives to attract teachers in hard-to-staff schools and subjects. It's also been looking at how to reward performance and retain skilled teachers.    

The task force came up with findings and recommendations, including:

Compensation reform is needed

Base pay matters in recruitment

The current statewide salary schedule is outdated


One legislator said of the findings---it is a "bunch of fluff."

Those on the task force disagreed.              

Gov. Pat McCrory and legislative leaders already have committed to a plan to raise the salary floor to $35,000 by fall 2015.

Some university students held a rally before the meeting to support base pay raises and making broader salary schedule improvements.

There's only a month to go before the legislature reconvenes.

The AP contributed to this report.

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