Pay beginning teachers more, and pay veteran teachers more too — if available revenue allows.
That was the message from Governor Pat McCrory today, who convened his Education Cabinet at Meredith College to discuss top budget priorities for the upcoming legislative session that begins May 14.
“The budget is very tight,” cautioned McCrory, who said that while sales tax revenues are strong and there will be sufficient funds to cover tax refunds this year, Medicaid continues to be a very tough issue.
“Medicaid numbers impact us all, including education — whether we like to hear it or not, it is the truth,” said McCrory. Read More