Republicans pledge teacher raises ahead of Wednesday's rally in Raleigh

Republicans pledge teacher raises ahead of Wednesday's rally in Raleigh

Critics, including some Republican lawmakers, have accused teachers of engaging in something close to a one-day strike, which is illegal under state law.

CMS says North Carolina is 43rd in the nation when it comes to per-pupil expenditures. Almost 1 million North Carolina students won't have school tomorrow, as about one-third of the state's school districts will be closed due to teacher absences.

"At this time, 71 teachers have requested personal leave or leave without pay and that is a much higher rate than normal for teacher absences on a typical day".

"I'm personally invested, not only as a legislator, but also as a parent and I am proud of the work that happens every day in schools across the state, of the miracles that are worked", Moore says. In Oklahoma, the teachers union secured raises and increases to school funding and say they'll focus on supporting pro-education candidates in upcoming elections.

"I think a lot of us started to see, 'well shoot, if West Virginia can do it, North Carolina can do it, ' " middle school Spanish teacher Sally Merryman told NPR.

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MS could be the next state to see teachers go on strike, according to analysis by the Brookings Institution.

McCann recently wrote an op-ed for The Herald-Sun saying he would be at work Wednesday while more than 1,000 of his colleagues have chose to take the day off.

Governor Cooper plans to deliver remarks at the rally. "I want you to know that I am roughly being paid $53 a day to educate your child". "I do not support the movement especially on the backs of our students".

North Carolina teachers join the thousands of educators across the US who have gone on strike this year, marching on Raleigh to demand higher wages and better funding for their classrooms Wednesday. All high school students scheduled to take AP exams that day will still need to report to East Taylorsville Baptist Church by 8:00 a.m.

Charles Hellwig, chairman of the Wake County Republican Party, on Tuesday criticized the North Carolina Association of Educators. "That's what the NCAE is".

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