Pushing back against some of the criticism he and his fellow Republicans have received over education funding, N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore made a bold claim.
“North Carolina's teacher income is rising faster than any other state,” Moore said.
The average North Carolina teacher makes less than the average teacher in most other states. So PolitiFact North Carolina looked into Moore’s claim.
Have the state’s recent raises really been the nation’s best?
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As it turns out, Moore has a point – although his claim wasn’t entirely truthful. Read the full fact-check to see why Moore earned a “Half True” on PolitiFact’s scale.
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PolitiFact North Carolina
Speaker: N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore
Statement: “North Carolina’s teacher income is rising faster than any other state.”
Ruling: If you look at the whole time Moore and the GOP have been in charge of the state budget, this claim is clearly wrong. But if you ignore the first three years of Republican control, Moore does have a point. We rate this claim Half True.