Total spending, including federal aid, college tuition, fines and fees, would rise to $67.5 billion
The Governor said North Carolina’s continued economic vibrancy is threatened by low per-pupil spending and beginning teacher pay.
‘This comprehensive strategy prioritizes fundamental skills, student safety and contemporary educational settings, collectively steering us toward a more robust and effective educational system in the state.’
On presidential campaign ropes, Florida Governor recounts conservative victories in legislative address
Ahead of Iowa, DeSantis used the opportunity as a victory lap for conservative themes he pushed through the Legislature last year.
‘And there’s more good news coming in the weeks and months ahead. So, stay tuned.’
Gov. Andy Beshear has proposed an 11% pay raise for teachers and all public school personnel, including bus drivers, janitors and cafeteria staff.
‘I think the scariest thing would be giving Andy Beshear four more years in office.’
‘You can’t catch a kid up on math without a math teacher, and we cannot remain competitive with other states if we don’t pay teachers closer to what they’re worth.’
‘Sorry if me or anyone in my party has ever given you the impression that we don’t appreciate you or that we don’t respect you.’
Kemp said one key issue for him is making sure schools and colleges meet the needs of businesses for workers.