Raleigh, N.C. – The liberal National Education Association ranks Republican-led North Carolina #1 in the Southeast and top-ten in the nation in key public school funding metrics in a new, just-released report.
Read the rankings here that have North Carolina tops in the region for K-12 spending increases:
- 2018-19 increase in public school instructional staff salaries: #1 in the Southeast (#4 in the country)
- 2018-19 increase in teacher salaries: #1 in the Southeast (#3 in the country)
- 2019-20 increase in K-12 funding: #1 in the Southeast (#7 in the country)
- 2019-20 increase in K-12 funding per student: #1 in the Southeast (#6 in the country)
North Carolina teachers also received bonuses and step salary increases from the General Assembly in 2020 despite the pandemic and economic shutdown, after responsible Republican budgets ensured the state was prepared for a crisis.
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