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:

North Carolina schools prepare to close as teachers flock to state Capitol

By Moriah Balingit May 15 at 7:58 PM North Carolina teachers plan to descend Wednesday on the statehouse in Raleigh to rally for more public school funding, a protest expected to keep hundreds of thousands of students out of the classroom. The state becomes the latest to see teachers leave schools en masse to confront state lawmakers, hoping to reverse years of budget cuts. Teachers in … Continue reading North Carolina schools prepare to close as teachers flock to state Capitol

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

The one way North Carolina’s teacher rally Wednesday could spark change

Kentucky teachers rally last month. Rallies in Kentucky, Colorado, Arizona and elsewhere have encouraged North Carolina teachers, who will rally in Raleigh on Wednesday. Bryan Woolston AP photo BY THE OBSERVER EDITORIAL BOARD May 15, 2018 10:11 AM   Will the 15,000 N.C. teachers gathering in Raleigh Wednesday for the largest teachers rally in state history succeed? That depends on what they’re trying to accomplish. If they’re … Continue reading The one way North Carolina’s teacher rally Wednesday could spark change

Unionized Or Not, Teachers Struggle To Make Ends Meet, NPR/Ipsos Poll Finds

May 2, 2018 By: ANYA KAMENETZ   & LARE LOMBARDO More than 9 in 10 teachers say they joined the profession for idealistic reasons — “I wanted to do good” — but most are struggling to some extent economically. Those findings come from a nationally representative survey by NPR and Ipsos of more than 500 teachers across the country. The poll was conducted in April amid widespread walkouts in several states, … Continue reading Unionized Or Not, Teachers Struggle To Make Ends Meet, NPR/Ipsos Poll Finds

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

Local school leaders sound public education alarm

  Carole Carlson –Post-Tribune May 14, 2018 From a statewide teacher shortage to state funding cuts, two Lake County educators painted a grim picture of public education at Monday’s Gary Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Calumet High School. They urged business people at the luncheon to lobby against additional education funding cuts. “Educators, we’re seen as complaining and we’re told we waste the money and don’t … Continue reading Local school leaders sound public education alarm

The Slow and Fast Assault on Public Education

May 14, 2018 HENRY A. GIROUX Since Donald Trump’s election in November 2016, there have been few occasions to feel hopeful about politics. But now we are witnessing a proliferation of causes for hope, as brave students from Parkland, Florida, and equally courageous teachers throughout the United States lead movements of mass demonstrations, walkouts, and strikes. The United States is in the midst of a … Continue reading The Slow and Fast Assault on Public Education

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