Educators rally in Raleigh to support local schools

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Educators from across North Carolina came together Saturday to find their voice and tell Raleigh lawmakers what they think will keep public schools strong.

“We need the voices of the teachers at the table … because they’re the ones who best understand what we need in our individual schools and in our communities and in our state,” sKaryn Dickerson, an English teacher at Greensboro’s Grimsley High School and the state’s Teacher of the Year, told roughly 250 people attending a forum in the McKimmon Center at N.C. State University.

The forum – Keeping North Carolina Public Schools Strong – was a first for Raleigh-based Public Schools First NC, a nonpartisan public education advocacy group. 

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