Event set in Charlotte to support Raleigh teacher rally

17 May, 2018, 06:53 | Author: Charlene Valdez
  • Teachers and supporters march in Raleigh North Carolina

"What I'd say to the ones that really think they're giving us enough, is it's not about us".

Teacher walkouts this year have already occurred in West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arizona and Colorado.

The teachers' group favors a proposal by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper to raise salaries by stopping planned tax cuts on corporations and high-income households.

Jameel Williams was among the thousands from across the state to march from the NCAE headquarters to the North Carolina State Legislative Building.

State Sen. Paul Lowe, D-Forsyth, said he was moved by hearing another round of teacher stories, those from Forsyth and across North Carolina.

Students at the demonstration
Students at the demonstration

Despite a milder official designation, however, John Wood - a teacher at Research Triangle High School, a public charter school near Durham - said that teachers had turned out en masse as a direct challenge to politicians who have consistently pursued party interests over their demands.

The North Carolina educators say their top goal is to get legislators to increase annual per-pupil funding, which is now about $9,329, according to a 2018 report by the National Education Association.

"I want to get my master's in education so I can better provide for my students, even though there's no master's pay anymore", Darwish said.

While teachers need money to survive, most say the love for educating students drew them to the profession, not the pay check.

State Rep. Donny Lambeth, R-Forsyth, a former chairman of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Board of Education, said he recognized several teachers among the local contingent Wednesday.

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At $49,970, North Carolina teachers ranked 39th in average teacher pay in 2017, according to the National Education Association, and teacher pay fell 9.4 percent since 2009.

The one-day labor action caused numerous school districts across the state to cancel classes for more than 1 million students.

Concord Football Coach Marty Paxton and basketball coach Angela Morton, along with other teachers attended the rally.

He says as they shape the minds of our young people, educators should be considered well-respected members of society and given resources, like a decent pension.

Dahlresma Marks-Evans, a middle school teacher from Durham, said the conversation with Brody led to "a better understanding" about his controversial remarks. Elementary teacher assistant Sarah Jane of New Hanover County schools, had a poster full of figures that she said showed low rankings for N.C.in multiple areas of spending, pay and teacher retention, but she said her objections are much about too much testing as pay.

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Luciano knew that at least eight of his teachers went to Raleigh to fight for more resources for their classrooms.

The demands of their main advocacy group, the North Carolina Association of Educators, include raising per-pupil spending and pay for teachers and support staff to the national average, and increasing school construction to match the state's population growth.

"We have the power to mold the future", he said. And planned raises for educators this year will make five in a row since state finances rebounded from the shock of a recession a few years ago, legislators said.

Myers said he thinks schools need emphasis for more nurses, addressing special education needs, or helping students with anxiety attacks related to standardized testing. They deserve professionally paid educators.

Amy Buchen, a first-grade educator at Brassfield Elementary School in Raleigh, says she was amazed by the vast community that formed in the wake of this morning's protests.

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