Newsrooms have been quick to report that a certain teacher in North Carolina earns just $53 per day to educate his students.
Unfortunately, most reporters didn’t bother to check the numbers. If they did, they would’ve found as PolitiFact did that there is a slight discrepancy in the math.
The North Stokes High School teacher, Nicholas Brandes, gained media attention this month after he claimed on Facebook that his “take home pay” last month was just $1,715. That’s after he had deducted insurance, childcare, and taxes.
“I am roughly being paid $53 a day to educate your child,” the teacher from western North Carolina wrote on Facebook.
Read more at the Washington Examiner.