Promises about Children on Coop-O-Meter

More parental leave for school activities

"I will work to increase the amount of hours of unpaid leave for parents, and at a minimum, to expand the current allowance to make it four hours per child."

Prevent cuts to education funding

"As governor, I will protect (public education) from being further undermined by politicians in Raleigh wanting to dismantle it."

Expand Pre-K

"I will work to increase funding for Smart Start and NC Pre-K, with a sustainable plan that gives priority to serving more at-risk children."

Improve child-care quality

"I will encourage greater partnerships within our education system to help more childcare facilities enhance programming and staffing to boost the number of 4-star and even 5-star facilities available to families. At the same time, I will ensure that the state continues to increase early childhood licensing standards so that we are always striving to create the highest quality early childcare programs possible."

Expand leadership recruitment program for low-performing schools

"With priority given to school districts with a significant number of low-performing schools ... I will look to expand Regional Leadership Academies."

Less standardized testing and more freedom for teachers to craft lesson plans

"Stop over-testing. Over-testing is overwhelming our students and teachers and jeopardizing the quality of education provided in our schools. ... As governor, I will promote a statewide education policy that encourages creativity in the classroom, with personalized education plans, flipped classrooms and student governance, among others."