Raleigh, N.C. – Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) responded Monday to Gov. Roy Cooper’s teacher pay proposal:
“Republicans have made bold and historic commitments to raising teacher pay in North Carolina since 2014, so we’re excited Gov. Cooper wants to join us in that effort. Republicans raised teacher pay while cutting taxes and providing relief to hard-working North Carolinians, so we hope the details of Gov. Cooper’s proposal will mirror our successful approach.”
Under Republican leadership, North Carolina saw the single biggest improvement in teacher pay of any state in the country from 2013-2014, and the largest average gain in teacher pay over the same period according to data from the left-leaning National Education Association (NEA).
North Carolina Republicans provided an average 4.7% teacher pay raise in the 2016 state budget.
North Carolina Republicans raised starting teacher pay up to $35,000 in the 2015 state budget and provide a bonus to all teachers.
North Carolina Republicans provided a 7% pay raise to teachers in the 2014 state budget.