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 and 2017 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.
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 of 2017