Better Prepared Students
After teacher furloughs, cuts to education, and a status-quo mindset that saddled teachers with paperwork and left parents no choice, North Carolina needed a new approach, one that focused on preparing students for the global marketplace.
- The General Assembly passed 6-straight teacher pay raises, with Governor Cooper vetoing the last 3 pay raises.
- From 2014-17, North Carolina had the fastest rising teacher salaries in the US.
- Average salaries rose by $8,000 (+18%) to $54,000 per year.
- K-12 education spending increased by $1 Billion.