An outline of Governor McCrory’s education budget priorities is here.

Prediction: Liberals will complain that the proposed increase is insufficient.

Update (7:00 pm): “Once again there is no long-range plan to elevate public school educators to the head of the class, only election year proposals that do little to make up for years of disrespecting the education profession and dismantling our public schools, “ said NCAE Vice President Mark Jewell. “It also leaves education support professionals with nothing. There is a reason educator turnover rates are at historic levels. The governor has a track record of signing whatever the Legislature sends him, even if it’s a budget that ends up making North Carolina the second worst for teachers in America.”