RALEIGH (February 8, 2018) — North Carolina’s students, families, teachers and schools badly needed certainty on this K-3 Class Size Mandate issue, which is why we made it #1 in our Top 10 Education Issues for 2018. So we’re very pleased to see the General Assembly recognize the need for millions more in new funding for teaching positions including Arts, Music, Physical Education, etc., as well as a longer, 4-year implementation window. This proposed bill provides both.
Moreover, we’re excited to see new investments in early childhood education to eliminate the current NC-Pre-K waiting list, another one of our Top 10 issues. We applaud members of the General Assembly for putting forth legislation that invests more in early education learning and provides a reasonable pathway to realize lower class sizes in our public schools.