North Carolina teachers stage walk-in to protest cuts to public education

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Educators across North Carolina staged a walk-in to protest the current state of public education.

Teachers wore red, gathered in front of their schools Monday morning and marched in together. Parents and members of the community were invited to observe classroom activities and to participate in after-school discussions about education policies. The movement was backed by the North Carolina Association of Educators in an effort to raise awareness against the recent cutback of government spending on public education.

“The goal is to demonstrate solidarity and support for the work that teachers do and to open up a conversation about the challenges and successes of public education,” said Rodney Ellis, president of NCAE.

North Carolina legislators approved a state budget that eliminates bonus salaries for teachers who hold advanced degrees and phases out tenure positions.What do you think?

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