May 15, 2018/Press

NCDP Statement on Republican’s Teacher Pay Proposal

Raleigh – North Carolina Democratic Party spokesman Robert Howard released the following statement in response to legislative Republicans’ proposal on teacher pay:

“Teachers are taking to the streets because Republicans continue to put tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations ahead of our schools. Republicans today refused to address teachers’ concerns and instead reheated the same warmed over proposal that fell flat last year. Governor Cooper’s budget gets teacher pay to the national average in four years and helps teachers with school supplies, textbooks, and out-of-pocket expenses. Instead of gimmicks and condescendingly telling teachers to be grateful, Republicans should follow Governor Cooper’s lead and give teachers the respect they deserve.”