We believe education should be measured by the success of our children.
We believe that allowing parents to have a choice in their children’s education is vital as no one understands the needs of their child than their parents.
House Republicans transformed educational outcomes to ensuring that every student willing to work hard has the path to success. To do so, we have enacted a performance pay that rewards our very best educators, provided opportunity scholarships for disabled students and those in schools that are not meeting their educational needs, and lifted the cap on the number of charter schools to allow innovation and modernization in our education system. Most importantly, we have prioritized programs to guarantee that all students can read competently in the early part of their educational journey.
We truly value the dedication to our children demonstrated by our teachers. Contrary to the propaganda perpetrated by out-of-state labor unions and Democrats, we gave teachers their first significant raise in years – 19% over the past five year - and now the average North Carolina makes more than $53,600 per year. For a teacher, our efforts have increased their lifetime earning potential by $233,000 Republican leaders want to raise average teacher pay to $55,000 by 2020.
Simply put, we have put more money directly into the classrooms to ensure they are benefiting our children.