Tag: Roy Cooper

NC average teacher pay $54,392 per year, second best in Southeast

By David N. Bass Raleigh, NC – Public school teachers in North Carolina receive an average annual salary of $53,392 for the current school year, according to the latest figures from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. That puts the…

North Carolina has too much debt already

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – Thanks to the fiscally responsible policies of the North Carolina General Assembly, state government has some $5 billion in unspent funds and unanticipated revenues in its General Fund. And thanks to the fiscally irresponsible…

Three NC school initiatives show promise

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – In North Carolina politics, few issues are as contentious as education. For years, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican-led General Assembly have locked horns on such issues as funding formulas, teacher pay, and…