RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Gov. Pat McCrory released a video message to teachers and educators across the state Sunday as they, and more than 1.5 million public school students, prepare to start the new school year this week.
In the video Gov. McCrory thanks teachers for their hard work.
“Teaching is hard,” the governor says in the video. “It’s not just cramming in knowing what the subject matter is; it’s interacting, it’s understanding methods of teaching, it’s understanding your students.”
As for topic of teacher pay raises, Gov. McCrory says he’s “…working very, very hard with the legislature to continue the pay raises.”
The governor notes that “We’ve committed to spending over $1 billion in teacher salaries during the next fiscal year,” an amount that will “hopefully make a difference and allow you to support your families more and get somewhat more rewarded for your hard work.”
The governor also thanks educators for “…making a difference in fulfilling the potential of so many young kids throughout North Carolina.”