Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Medical | By Alyssa Little

What Protesting Teachers in North Carolina Want

What Protesting Teachers in North Carolina Want

Thousands of teachers will take their voice to Raleigh, North Carolina on Wednesday for the "March for Students and Rally for Respect" event.

"We believe that growth is what matters most", N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, told reporters Tuesday.

Camden County Schools Superintendent Joe Ferrell likewise said Camden has only one teacher who's requested any type of leave on Wednesday. "If it's a fight they want, they got it".

North Carolina teachers now earn an average salary of about $50,000, ranking them 39th in the country past year, the National Education Association reported.

Teachers in West Virginia recently staged a successful statewide walkout over pay. The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, which looked at the percent change in K-12 funding from 2008 to 2015, adjusting for inflation, found that total state funding per student in North Carolina fell 12.2 percent since 2008.

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Payday Report is proud to say that we were the only publication on the left that was able to afford to be on the ground in West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Arizona. It also wants lawmakers to restore funding for public schools to pre-recession levels and approve a $1.9 billion school construction bond.

"I think they've pretty much filled every corner of the chamber, " Lt. Gov Dan Forest said.

A common argument lawmakers make when explaining why their tax cuts disproportionately benefit wealthier taxpayers is the claim that they pay a greater share of taxes.

Educators across the state walked out of schools and gathered for a rally in Raleigh in hopes that lawmakers will hear their calls for higher pay and funding for classroom resources they say have been diminished by a decade of cuts while major corporations have gotten tax breaks.

"I'm here to make sure our students have what they need to have a bright future", said Tami Brantley, 51, a teacher of 26 years from Cabarrus County, on the outskirts of Charlotte.

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The march follows months of teacher unrest around the country.

According to a post on the district's Facebook page, Wednesday will be an optional teacher workday to "allow those who wish to participate in the rally for public education in Raleigh on May 16th the flexibility to do so". "If I've learned anything, teachers don't teach for incomes, teachers teach for outcomes".

Hundreds of schools were expected to close for the walkouts Wednesday, with the Wake County Public School System - the largest in the state - among those canceling classes altogether. In fact, she says her take home pay has actually gone down. The average annual salary for North Carolina teachers now remains almost $10,000 below the national average.

Teachers in Arizona won a 20% raise.

Tom Campbell is former assistant state treasurer and is creator/host of "NC SPIN", which is moving to UNC-TV, beginning January 19 at 7:30 p.m. with a repeat on Sunday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. I'm rambling. I'm an English teacher, it's what I do, just ask my students. They also spend their money in their classrooms purchasing supplies the district can not fund. The best. And the best comes when we pay those a wage that isn't extraordinary, but fair. Teachers have also slammed lawmakers for bypassing raises for the state's most experienced educators. Not only did Republicans redraw the state's congressional map (later declared unconstitutional) and pass the infamous bathroom bill (later partially repealed), but they also slashed funding for school supplies and textbooks, scrapped a cap on classroom size, and eliminated pay raises for veteran teachers and those with advanced degrees.

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Officials in about 40 North Carolina school districts - including some of the state's largest - made a decision to close schools because of the one-day rally.

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