Education Spending in North Carolina-The Facts

I wanted to take time to show how education spending has risen over the last four years, both in North Carolina and Harnett County. I would also note that the North Carolina General Assembly has fully funded enrollment growth and raises for beginning teachers at $35,000 as promised.

Education is a fundamental necessity to developing individual potential. It is a core goal of mine to ensure education policy and spending is directed at the children across this state. All children learn at different speeds and in different settings, so learning should be more about what is best for the child than what is best for the system. I believe that teachers need to be free to teach their students without excessive, burdensome paperwork and needless regulations. We must support policies that help children learn the skills that will propel them far in life.

Also, please note that the State of North Carolina consistently ranks near the top ten among the 50 states when it comes to the percentage of revenue generated for public K-12 schools from state government.  In 2011-12 North Carolina ranked 11th and in 2012-13 we ranked 9th in the nation.  In other words, not only is our state spending more money on public schools, but we are also investing more as a percentage than other states, as witnessed by our climb from 11th to 9th in the rankings.  Please feel free to check out pages 41 and 42 of the Rankings of the States 2013 and Estimates of School Statistics 2014 from the National Education Association.  




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    commented 2017-04-17 10:12:28 -0400
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  • Jonathan Rogers
    commented 2015-08-14 08:23:29 -0400
    I invite everyone to see pages 40-45 of you link you posted! I don’t know what you thought it showed but our states rankings from 45-50 in every category should be a wake up call!
  • Layne Massengill
    commented 2015-08-11 16:05:17 -0400
    I applaud your efforts in finding this data of operating cost for Harnett County Schools. I’m sure Western Harnett really appreciates the dollars being allocated to Harnett County public schools. Thank you for this information. However, veteran teachers are not fully funded with an increase in pay. Why are veteran teachers not compensated with an increase in pay like beginning teachers? Are we are not worthy like a beginning teacher?

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