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.
The North Carolina Senate budget proposal for education plans to cut 8,500 teaching assistant jobs in the next two years. Burke County Public Schools has 158 teacher assistant assigned to variety of roles.More
Teachers, it seems as if some North Carolina legislators really want you to move to another state. The state Senate's budget plan would eliminate retiree health-care benefits for teachers (and any other state employees) hired after Jan. 1. 2016. It's not hard to see why: Health-care benefits for old people can be expensive. On the other hand, teachers -- especially North Carolina teachers -- endure years of pay far lower than they could get in the private sector.More