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NC teacher posts paycheck on Facebook to draw attention to low pay

NC teacher posts paycheck on Facebook to draw attention to low pay

Thousands of teachers will take their voice to Raleigh on Wednesday for the "March for Students and Rally for Respect" event. Below are excepts, with links to the full text, from a few. In Oklahoma, the teachers union secured raises and increases to school funding and say they'll focus on supporting pro-education candidates in upcoming elections.

Teachers and their supporters plan to wear red in solidarity during Wednesday's rally. The legislature also phased out the state's estate tax. But it was the right decision. In addition you can find us on UNC-TV's North Carolina channel Friday night at 10 p.m., Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. and Sunday morning at 10 a.m.

Edgecombe County Public Schools made no move to cancel classes on Wednesday. Lunch will be free for students.

For Mahra Whitelock, a first-grade teacher at Mineral Springs Elementary in the former tobacco town of Winston-Salem, it's not about her pay.

FOX 46 Charlotte asked Senator Tarte if it would be possible to bring North Carolina up to the national average during the short session. For the past 5 years, educators like him have been painstakingly organizing North Carolina, and now their efforts are bearing fruit. I'd give them money to protest. His criteria were: low-ranking salaries, salaries and per-pupil funding that's fallen in real terms since the Great Recession, and teacher pay determined at the state rather than district level, which makes state capitals the obvious target for an action.

At least 38 of North Carolina's 116 school districts have announced they'll close school on Wednesday, the Raleigh News & Observer reported Monday. They also point to other circumstances hurting children that need legislators' attention. (Interestingly, these are all states, like SC, that have spent the last 10 years de-investing in education.) When teachers from these states were interviewed about their grievances, they talked about pay for sure. That's what a good boss does. "In a booming state economy, we need to keep boosting teacher pay to attract and keep talented teachers", Johnson stated. The possibility of this protest and assembly making any sort of desired impact on legislators appears remote.

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The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) said per-pupil funding in the state is $2,400 behind the national average, and teacher pay is about $9,600 behind the national average. "They fight harder because they're not fighting for a raise, they're fighting over whether we're going to have public education". (Currently, kindergarten is the only grade in their school system in which teacher assistants are employed.) It's like a second teacher in the room.

Teachers can also be learners. "We have voted, we have marched, we have rallied..."

We will be watching and learning.

Senator Jeff Tarte from Cornelius says he will be meeting with several teachers who travel to Raleigh this week. They have plenty of legitimate grievances.

Obama and his education secretary Arne Duncan expanded for-profit charter schools and scapegoated teachers for educational problems caused by poverty and underfunding. "I have full respect for the school board members and they run the school system, not the county commissioners".

He goes on to say he cannot even afford to attend the rally in Raleigh on May 16 where teachers plan to protest for better pay because it would reduce his paycheck $75 by taking that day as a personal day.


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