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Thom Tillis Campaign Ad on 7% Pay Raise for Teachers

Watch the Tilis Campaign's ad showing how in this past legislative session, North Carolina teacher's received a 7% pay raise, while Kay Hagan's record has lead to 7 Trillion Dollar Debt.

State Education Spending: The facts

We’ve all heard the dire predictions about the Republican-passed budget: “They’re going to decimate the whole public education system in this state!” and “This proposed budget will set back this state 25 years!” and “Cuts near this magnitude will dramatically eviscerate the ability of this state to provide a constitutionally-sound education to all of the students of our state!”

Do those claims sound familiar? They should — they’re from over two years ago. On February 24, 2011, Democrat representatives Mickey Michaux, Rick Glazier, and Ray Rapp all clucked that under the Republican budget, the sky was falling. Former Governor Perdue, for her part, warned that 20,000 teachers would be fired, class size would double, and the Republican budget would “result in generational damage” to North Carolina’s public schools.

But none of it happened.

Not only were all our teaching positions fully funded, but according to the Department of Public Instruction’s own figures, North Carolina’s public schools actually added 3,198 state-funded education jobs this school year — and 7,811 total teaching jobs since Republicans have held the majority in the General Assembly. And significant education reforms enacted over the last two years have already begun bearing fruit: last year, North Carolina’s high school graduation rate surpassed 80 percent – a first in the state’s history and a 12-point jump from six years ago.

It’s shameful how the hyper-partisan teachers union — the largest and most organized group of paid lobbyists in the state — and their mouthpieces in the media continue to scare hard-working teachers and parents with wild claims that never seem to materialize. Let’s cut through the wild rhetoric and look at the facts.

State Education Spending 2009 - 2013

Republican of the Week

This weeks "Republican of the Week" goes to NCTAR's Diversity Outreach Chair, Markeece Young. Markeece has become a prominent voice for conservative values on Social Media, gaining over 9,000 followers. If you are interested in following Markeece on Twitter, click here!

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