Income taxes have gone down
Overall state taxes have decreased
K-12 education spending has increased
expanding educational options
Teacher pay is the highest in state history with
average teacher pay above $50,000 per year
Yet every major newspaper in the state, led by the Raleigh News & Observer, the Charlotte Observer has deliberately distorted the truth on tax cuts and education spending.
A Civitas poll found that the left wing media has had an impact on citizens because:
49% think overall state taxes have gone up.
38% think K-12 Education spending has decreased, and
26% think teacher pay for K-12 educators has decreased.
(From Civitas fund raising e-mail)