I believe that our children cannot compete in an increasingly globalized world without a good educational foundation. This is why I worked with the rest of the General Assembly to protect teacher jobs in Guilford County. Our efforts in the General Assembly helped Guilford County to keep every single teacher position in Guilford County funded, and prevented the loss of even a single teaching job in the county.
I have also been a leader in the fight to raise teacher pay in North Carolina to the national average. Even in these tough budgetary times our state needs to be competitive in terms of pay, so as to attract the best teachers for our children.