A New Era for Education

Under Speaker Tim Moore’s leadership, the North Carolina House of Representatives has passed historic education reforms and investments that are transforming the state’s school systems.


The 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 state budgets passed during Speaker Moore’s tenure all substantially increased teacher pay and overall K-12 education spending in North Carolina.

At long-last, starting teacher pay was increased to $35,000 and average teacher pay to $50,000 thanks to Speaker Moore’s commitment to increasing compensation for educators.

The North Carolina House also passed pay raises for principals, assistant principals and other state employees who work in education administration in 2017.

North Carolina has developed a dynamic education system under Speaker Moore’s leadership, expanding options for parents through significant charter school enrollment growth, more Opportunity Scholarships for low-income students and pilot-programs like Achievement School Districts to improve low-performing schools.

Speaker Moore’s education priority is to equip North Carolina students with the tools to be successful and ensure they are career or college-ready after graduating high school.

Speaker Moore believes investment, innovation and meaningful reform are all critical to building the best school systems for our students.

By 2017, House Republicans had increased teacher pay in North Carolina faster than any other state since 2014, according to PolitiFactNC and National Education Association Data.

House Republicans increased state textbook spending in North Carolina from $2.5 million in 2010-2011 to $23.4 million in 2011-12, $52.3 million in 2015-16 and $71.5 million in 2016-17, and increased total education spending by hundreds of millions of dollars every budget cycle since 2012.

North Carolina Education Highlights

Florence Education Relief Offers Flexibility on School Calendars and Compensation

School Safety Committee Speakers Set for Friday Hearing in Cleveland County

N.C. Education Leaders Announce Relief Plans for Schools Affected by Florence

New N.C. School Construction Fund to Grow $2.1 Billion Over Next 10 Years

N.C. School Safety Committee Meets Thursday in Charlotte

N.C. Republicans Doubled K-12’s Share of New Spending Compared to Democrats

Education Bill to Reduce Testing, Address Achievement Gap Sent to Governor

Lawmakers Vow to Deliver Pay Raises Over Cooper Veto



N.C. Speaker Recognized for Removing Cost Barrier to College Credit for Students

Educators to Receive Pay Raises in Upcoming North Carolina Budget

Teachers Union Ranks N.C. Pay Raises 3rd Largest in the Nation Since 2013-14

New School Safety Training and Support Programs Pass North Carolina House

Comprehensive School Safety Initiatives, Investments Announced by Legislators

5 Consecutive Pay Raises Lead Teacher Appreciation Agenda in North Carolina

NPR’s Ari Shapiro and Speaker Tim Moore Talk Teacher Pay on ‘All Things Considered’

Legislative Republicans Pledge Fifth Consecutive Teacher Pay Increase, Hail 19 Percent Average Teacher Raise Since 2014

Over 44,000 N.C. Teachers – Nearly Half – Get at Least $10,000 Raise Since 2014

Education Budget Adds $700 Million, Raises Teacher & Principal Pay

N.C. Education Budget Highlights 2017-19

Surplus Computers for Low-Income Students Approved by House

Speaker Moore Thanks Teachers, Reaffirms ‘Teacher Appreciation Agenda’ in NC

Class Size Compromise Gives Schools Flexibility to Spend Increased Funding

North Carolina’s Teacher Salaries Rising Faster than Any State Since 2014

Jobs Legislation ‘Future Ready Students Act’ Passes House 111-0


Computer Coding as Course Elective Approved by North Carolina House

Jobs Program ApprenticeshipNC Improved by North Carolina House

Teaching Fellows Bill Passes House Committee on Higher Education

Rep. Jason Saine and Superintendent Mark Johnson Encourage Coding in K-12 Schools

House Education Chairman Proposes Teaching Fellows, Passes K-12 Performance Reform

House Votes Unanimously for Class Size Flexibility