What Matters Most to You?
We have closed the February 2018 survey and appreciate your participation. We received thousands of responses to our survey, “What Matters Most to You”, and here are the results!
You are most concerned about improving teacher pay and per-pupil funding, which are two issues we never stop fighting for, whether the legislature is in session or not. You’re also motivated to improve students’ experiences in the classroom. You asked us to continue to press for restoring teacher assistants in grade 3-5, universal Pre-K, more teaching assistants, and putting a moratorium on school vouchers to private schools.
Here is your Top Ten issues you want us to devote our time to as we advocate for our public schools:
- Increasing teacher pay for all teachers, especially experienced teachers
- Increasing per pupil funding, including adequate funding for textbooks and technology
- Restoring teacher assistants in grades 3-5
- Implementing universal Pre-K for all eligible children
- Establishing a moratorium on school vouchers to private schools
- Fully funding the class size mandates for grades K-3
- Funding to restore class size caps for grades 4-5
- Having a statewide school construction bond on 2018 ballot
- Giving local school districts school calendar flexibility
- Improving policies to attract and retain qualified and certified teachers
Together we have established a set of priorities to support and defend North Carolina’s strong system of public schools in this year’s legislative session. We have a lot of work to do together!
Based on your input, pending bills before the general assembly and recent committee meetings held by general assembly members, we prioritized our legislative agenda for 2018.
Now, one last request! Please take the 1st step in letting your legislator know what you feel are the most important issues facing our public schools this session. Find out who represents you in the NC Senate and the NC House. This link will give you their name, phone number, and email to make it easy for you to share your opinions. Share your views!
Be on the lookout for our legislative updates when the NC General Assembly reconvenes on May 16, 2018. We will need your help in advocating for the public schools our students deserve.