North Carolina Teachers Walk Out of Schools, Rally for Better Pay

North Carolina teachers converge on state capitol demanding pay raise better resources

But that doesn't mean the fight will end Wednesday.

North Stokes teacher Nicholas Brandes, pictured at last year's commencement ceremony, shared a picture of his paycheck on social media to show how little educators are compensated in North Carolina.

"The ultimate goal is to elect more pro-public education leaders in North Carolina and to have long-term, sustainable victories", they added.

Avery County Schools, Burke County Schools, Lincoln County Schools and Anson County Schools still had class Wednesday. The money squandered so far this year on stock buybacks, which only benefit the richest shareholders and executives, is enough to give a $49,000 bonus to all 3.2 million full-time teachers in the U.S. or increase per pupil spending by more than $3,000 for each of the country's 50.7 million public school students. They pay them poorly, underfund their classroom needs, underfund their schools and continually pile more and more standardized tests and mandates on them.

The March for Students got underway around 10 a.m. Teachers wearing red and holding signs were seen flooding the streets of Raleigh.

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Local business owner, Mike Marshall, who is a vocal advocate for teachers said, "The guarantee that goes along with being a government employee is that you have benefits and can nearly rest assured you have a job for life".

The National Education Association estimates that North Carolina's average teacher salary is $9,622 below the national average and per-pupil spending is $2,406 below the national average.

"It's the beginning of a six-month stretch of time to hold our legislators accountable for prioritizing corporate tax cuts instead of our classrooms", the group said in a statement.

FOX 46 Charlotte asked Senator Tarte if it would be possible to bring North Carolina up to the national average during the short session. There are many teachers that are working two jobs, so that they can provide in their homes and have enough to live off of, and that's not right either because a profession as great as ours, should pay enough for us to do what we need to do with our families.

North Carolina teachers are calling for higher pay.

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"Especially as a science teacher, we're looking at books that are fourteen years old, and they keep telling us, 'Oh, well you can go digital.' Well, you can't go digital when you're looking at a four-student-to-one-computer ratio", she says.

Republican lawmakers have launched a website called www.ncteacherraise.com in response to show the raises teachers have received in recent years. "We're sold out both Tuesday night and Wednesday night", said Leon Cox, general manager at the Sheraton Raleigh. "That's huge. That's more than a lot of people out there in the private sector are getting", Moore said. "It's put North Carolina in a public education crisis right now", Jewell says.

"This plan must include restoration of compensation for advanced degrees and longevity", the state teachers group said. Teachers have also slammed lawmakers for bypassing raises for the state's most experienced educators.

Now teachers in North Carolina-which ranks 39th in the country in teacher pay and per pupil funding-are demanding the restoration of a decade of funding cuts, pay raises for all school workers, the hiring of new nurses and social workers, and a plan to fix crumbling schools and reduce class sizes.

These facts don't encompass the often-overlooked topics, such as constructing new school buildings and updating existing facilities to accommodate mandated class-size restrictions coming in the next few years. In spite of this, we have not seen a statewide bond referendum for public schools since 1996.

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Having 30 teachers out on a single day would be have a significant impact on the Currituck district, which serves about 4,100 students in 10 schools.

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