North Carolina’s public schools are in a crisis. Teachers are leaving our classrooms in record numbers due to low pay and poor working conditions. Years of neglect have left our schools overcrowded and underfunded. It’s time to stop cutting and start investing in our public schools.
Education leaders said they believe HB2 ultimately hurts students - especially if millions of federal dollars are taken away. Mark Jewell with NC Association of Educators said no federal money means fewer teachers hired, larger classroom sizes, and programs for homeless students and children with disabilities will suffer.More
Fallout from the Department of Justice warning on House Bill 2 could also hit local schools including K-12 and universities. That's because DOJ said the university system is also breaking federal law by discriminating against transgender students.More
Republican leaders in the General Assembly say they’re doing the will of the people, but when it comes to public schools they clearly are not. A High Point University poll released last week found that two-thirds of state residents think public education in North Carolina is heading in the wrong direction. That unease was especially focused on the legislature’s willingness to let per-pupil funding slide and to let teacher assistants go.More