Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Why NC teachers marching in Raleigh Wednesday will still be paid

Why NC teachers marching in Raleigh Wednesday will still be paid

"We've been fighting in North Carolina for the last 10 years against the dismantling of our public schools", says President Bryan Proffitt.

Long before teacher strikes in Oklahoma, West Virginia and Arizona grabbed headlines, May 16 was designated as the NCAE's advocacy day. While there is more work to be done, each year the socioeconomic diversity of our student body better reflects the strengths found in the rich diversity of our community and delivers on the mandate for N.C. charter schools to provide increased learning opportunities for those most in need.

Our hope is that the legislators will understand how important this is and will really put forth action behind what they say when they say education is important.

"Those frustrations have always been there", says Mamboleo.

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According to Easley, existing education compensation packages in the state are not competitive enough to keep veteran teachers in the classroom when compared to those from surrounding states and the private sector. Their pay increased by 4.2 percent over the previous year - the second-biggest increase in the country - and was estimated to rise an average 1.8 percent this year, the NEA said.

"We know we need to do more for teachers and that's why the legislature is giving the fifth consecutive pay raise in a row this year", adds Woodhouse. They will join about 15,000 teachers expected to attend. They're another pair of eyes, they're another person who's teaching, helping when there are lots of things going on, like a child with a bloody nose, then there's somebody else who can help take care of that while the rest of the children are being taught. Lane and Mamboleo both express this same idealism. "The people who are writing Letters of Recommendation", he said.

"That made me decide that I wanted to help someone in the same situation I was in", she says. Brittney Dennis and Sabrina Peacock are two third-grade teachers at different stages of their careers.

Mamboleo comes from a family of teachers.

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Claiming the moral high ground at the expense of bipartisan consensus may win the day and lose the state budget battle, a Pyrrhic PR victory that won't fix what's broken in our schools. As she became more fluent in English, she excelled in math.

"I'm not a math wizard, as I am an English teacher, but when you divide that, I want you to know that I am roughly being paid $53 a day to educate your child", Cols wrote in the post.

The teachers' group favors a proposal by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper to raise salaries by stopping planned tax cuts on corporations and high-income households.

Mamboleo has $20,000 in student loan debt. She has been teaching at CMS for almost four decades.

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