Under Speaker Tim Moore’s leadership since 2015, the North Carolina House of Representatives has passed historic education reforms and investments that are transforming the state’s school systems.
Both the 2015 and 2016 state budgets passed during Speaker Moore’s tenure have substantially increased teacher pay 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 approved its third consecutive teacher pay raise under House Speaker Tim Moore in its 2017 budget proposal, in addition to pay raises for principals and assistant principals as well.
Many of North Carolina’s school systems are experiencing rapid enrollment growth as the state continues to create jobs and attract new residents. The 2015, 2016 and 2017 state budgets invested millions more into classrooms, textbooks and school construction spending.
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 Increase Funding for North Carolina Schools
- By 2017, House Republicans 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.
- House Republicans have increased total education spending by hundreds of millions of dollars every budget cycle since 2012.