North Carolina’s Teacher Revolt Was Decades in the Making

Paul Blest and Nick Martin May 18, 2018 A derecho of red shirts swept through Raleigh, N.C. on Wednesday as thousands of teachers and their allies flooded the capitol, in defiance of the pouring rain, to demand better conditions in their state’s public schools. In a march from the headquarters of the North Carolina Association of Educators to the North Carolina General Assembly—the origin of some of … Continue reading North Carolina’s Teacher Revolt Was Decades in the Making

Educators rally in Charlotte:

Hundreds of Charlotte-area teachers gathered in uptown Wednesday to rally while thousands of teachers across the state protested in Raleigh.  EDUCATION BY LAVENDRICK SMITH   May 16, 2018 05:18 PM Updated 4 hours 59 minutes ago Dwayne Simmons had one thing on his mind as he stood in the blistering heat of First Ward Park: money. Simmons, a seventh-grade teacher at Ashley Park, spoke with … Continue reading Educators rally in Charlotte:

Nationwide Teacher Strikes Highlight The Dire State Of US Public Education

By Kim Bussing May 16, 2018 WV Teacher Strike at Bunker Hill Elementary School in Berkeley County, West Virginia (Photo Credit: Eric Bourgeois CC BY-SA 4.0 from Wikimedia Commons On Wednesday, May 16, thousands of North Carolina educators took to the streets to protest against low teacher salaries and deteriorating school conditions. Their one-day strike is part of a growing national movement that has swept across the country … Continue reading Nationwide Teacher Strikes Highlight The Dire State Of US Public Education

Teachers shelling out nearly $500 a year on school supplies, report finds

By Moriah Balingit May 15 at 12:25 PM   Pencils, pens, crayons, construction paper, T-shirts, snacks and, sometimes, a pair of shoes: The costs add up for public school teachers who reach into their own pockets for classroom supplies, ensuring their students have the necessities of learning. Nearly all teachers are footing the bill for classroom supplies, an Education Department report found, and teachers in high-poverty … Continue reading Teachers shelling out nearly $500 a year on school supplies, report finds

Teachers Are Marching Ahead Of Their Unions, In Oklahoma And Arizona

April 2, 201811:24 AM ET By: CLARE LOMBARDO & Anya Kamentez “I’m 54 years old and my paycheck is $1,980 [a month]. I can’t afford f****** health insurance.” That’s one of the first things Larry Cagle says on the phone. He is spitting nails. The Tulsa English teacher is one of the leaders of a grassroots organizing group, Oklahoma Teachers United, that they say represents … Continue reading Teachers Are Marching Ahead Of Their Unions, In Oklahoma And Arizona

Rural Community Rallies For More Public School Funding

By JEANIE LINDSAY MAY 13, 2018 Educators in Farmersburg, Indiana, held a rally Saturday, urging lawmakers to give more attention to rural public schools, specifically when it comes to funding. School money follows the student in Indiana, and the Northeast Sullivan School Corporation has lost a big chunk of per-pupil funding in the past eight years – around $4 million – largely due to students leaving … Continue reading Rural Community Rallies For More Public School Funding

NC’s average teacher pay is $51,214. How many teachers make that?

By Kelly Hinchcliffe, WRAL education reporter RALEIGH, N.C. — In March, the state education department released the new figure – North Carolina’s average teacher pay reached $51,214 this year, the first time it has surpassed $50,000. Media outlets, including WRAL News, reported the salary estimate. Soon after, comments came streaming in to the WRAL newsroom, disputing the number and questioning the math. • NC average teacher pay surpasses … Continue reading NC’s average teacher pay is $51,214. How many teachers make that?

NC teacher posts paycheck on Facebook to draw attention to teacher pay

STOKES COUNTY, NC (WECT) — A teacher in Stokes County, North Carolina posted a picture of his paycheck on Facebook to bring awareness to creating fair teacher pay in the state. The post, which talks about how his take home pay last month was $1,715.81, has been shared over 1,200 times. Nick Cols said in his post he loves teaching, the school he works at … Continue reading NC teacher posts paycheck on Facebook to draw attention to teacher pay

Organizer: Teacher rally will be ‘something Raleigh has never seen’

By Natalie Matthews, WRAL.com web editor, and Kelly Hinchcliffe, WRAL education reporter RALEIGH, N.C. — So far, 26 school districts across North Carolina have canceled classes next Wednesday as anywhere from 10,000 to 15,000 teachers plan to march to the Legislative Building then rally on Bicentennial Plaza. Groups raise money to ensure Durham school students don’t go hungry May 16 According to the North Carolina Association … Continue reading Organizer: Teacher rally will be ‘something Raleigh has never seen’

Roster of NC school closings keeps growing as teachers prepare for May 16 rally

BY T. KEUNG HUI AND ANN DOSS HELMS May 08, 2018 04:29 PM Updated 39 minutes ago   More than half of North Carolina’s public school students will not have classes on May 16 with more school districts weighing Friday whether to cancel classes due to an exodus of teachers going to a rally planned that day in Raleigh. Thousands of teachers from across North … Continue reading Roster of NC school closings keeps growing as teachers prepare for May 16 rally