Education

Education

 

It is my top priority to ensure our students and their education are put above all else and that parents – who know their children’s needs the most – are empowered and involved in their education. Since being elected in 2012, I’m proud to have supported increased funding for our classrooms and helped pass reforms that put our students first by reducing class sizes, expanding school choice, modernizing our schools and prioritizing early education. I’m also pleased to have supported five consecutive years of pay raises for our teachers, which has resulted in the average teacher salary surpassing $50,000 a year for the first time ever. Under Republican leadership, North Carolina educators have seen the third fastest rising teacher pay in the United States since 2013.