May 16th is the first day that the North Carolina General Assembly will be in session in 2018. We are calling for all NC public school employees to be there to greet them when they arrive for work. We will use this day to let the NCGA know that it is their job to make sure all children have the resources they need to develop, learn, and thrive. Join us at the NCAE office at 10 am and we will march together to the NCGA. At 3pm, there will be a public education rally, the “Rally for Respect”.
North Carolina is one of the worst states in the country in the amount our elected leaders spend per student, more than $3,000 behind the national average. Imagine what $3,000 per student could mean for our children! However, we have the lowest corporate tax rate in the country for states that have one–and it’s set to go lower again.
North Carolina ranks 35th for teacher pay, about $9,000 behind the national average.
Our students and teachers deserve better. They deserve the resources to help make them successful. They deserve professionally paid educators. They deserve safe schools and schools that are not crumbling and in disrepair. We love our public schools and we demand better! We hope to see you on May 16!