Gov. Pat McCrory recorded a two-minute talk that was played last month as Republican lawmakers met in private caucus sessions on education issues, and it’s a likely preview of how he might address education in Wednesday night’s State of the State speech.
The speech begins at 7 p.m. in the House chamber and is expected to be broadcast live on several area TV stations.
Speaking to lawmakers, McCrory outlines goals related to:
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• Increasing teacher pay to at least a $35,000 salary.
• Getting rid of some tests in the schools.
• Rewarding students for learning.
• Rewarding schools for teaching job skills.
Audio of McCrory’s talk was provided by the governor’s office in response to a request by The News & Observer.