Why NC teachers marching in Raleigh Wednesday will still be paid

Clay Curtis
May 16, 2018

A year ago the North Carolina state assembly approved $2.5 million in cuts to education funding, including layoffs and the elimination of vacant positions in low-income and low-performing school districts.

He goes on to say he and his wife, who is also a teacher, are struggling and "cannot pay for anything".

The state Democratic party responded to the Republican news conference saying Republicans today refused to address teachers' concerns and instead reheated the same warmed-over proposal that fell flat a year ago.

"We teach them how to make a difference the right way", North Meck teacher James Walker said. "I don't know that I'd advocate necessarily doing that, but in their hearts and minds for the ones that we've talked at, I think these are the people that feel this is the only way that they can get the kind of attention", he told WFMY News 2.

Congressman Walker says North Carolina leads the nation as far as what percentage of the budget goes toward education.

A Durham teacher accused the rally's organizers of using students as "pawns" to push their agenda.

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In a post for his blog "Notes From the Chalkboard", North Carolina teacher Justin Parmenter elaborated on the ways the state's public schools have been hurting for lack of adequate funding.

"This decision has been made to demonstrate support for our teachers and ensure that student safety is never compromised".

Over 1,000 people shared Cols' lengthy post, which stated how much he loved and respected his job before revealing a photo of his latest paycheck of $1,715.81, which can be calculated out as $53 a day.

"I will be in my classroom May 16 planning for the next school day and away from the madness in Raleigh", McCann wrote. All high school students scheduled to take AP exams that day will still need to report to East Taylorsville Baptist Church by 8:00 a.m. They will join about 15,000 teachers expected to attend.

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"That's what the NCAE is".

"Please take advantage of that", Hellwig said.

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