N.C. Educators Protest Cuts In School Funding

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The North Carolina Association of Educators is sponsoring a rally to protest pay cuts and potential threats to public school funding.

The rally will be held Saturday in the front courtyard of the NCAE Center in downtown Raleigh.

A motorcade will follow the rally.

NCAE President Sheri Strickland says the organization wants to let elected leaders know that tough economic times will turn into even tougher economic times if the state budget is balanced with cuts to teacher salaries and school funding.


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  • by Wanda Location: Kenansville on Jun 4, 2009 at 05:10 AM
    How is the NC lottery monies helping our educators? Why are teachers being cut? Why are there no materials for our children? To the NC Lottery officials and the school officials as a citizen I would like to know WHERE IS THIS MONEY to help the schools.
  • by Neo Location: slumped in my chair on May 28, 2009 at 04:05 AM
    snooooooozzzzzeeessssshhhhh! GB Has B, I'm still sleeping because of you.
  • by GBHB on May 24, 2009 at 12:20 PM
    Neo-my post must not be too boring, since you love responding to them. I must not be putting you to sleep. Go ahead reply back with your middle school lexicon.
  • by Neo Location: Above the load on May 24, 2009 at 11:34 AM
    You are still boring people and causing them to run from the site G Boy HB. The advertisers on this are not going to be happy if you keep putting everyone to sleep with your mind numbing manifestos. Between all the whining from overpaid teachers and your long winded oratory I .....snooooozzzzzeeesssshhhh!
  • by Lynne Location: Ayden on May 24, 2009 at 09:32 AM
    Is it whining to be worried about more stories like this one "Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools sent letters Friday to 304 teachers telling them their contracts will not be renewed..." occurring? The article also states MORE CUTS are about to be announced. These aren't "bad teachers" being replaced. These are teaching positions being cut. On the other current topic on the board: There isn't one reason for the problems in education like there isn't one answer that fixes them all. Both Private and Public schools have their pros and cons. Private schools just have the freedom to not accept or to expell any student that doesn't "fit" in their school. However, both systems, parents, and society need to put more importance on academics instead of sports. More students would probably be open to becoming educated if they weren't treated like punchlines for wanting to learn.
  • by GBHB on May 23, 2009 at 10:48 AM
    Neo-can ask what you think is a lot of money?
  • by GBHB on May 23, 2009 at 10:46 AM
    Neo-you have got to be Tab because nobody stoops to middle school name calling better than Tab.
  • by GBHB on May 23, 2009 at 08:19 AM
    Hey Neo, the matrix has not been cool for like 5 years. You should really leave the 6th grader mentality in your momma’s basement the next time you post on WITN. The only reason my posts put you to sleep is because your reading comprehension is on par with a 6th grader. You consistently offer nothing but mindless dribble with no substance. You should have paid attention in school because then you would have learned how to construct a strong coherent argument and you would be less bitter. It was not your teachers’ fault you were a failure as a student. Give it a rest.
  • by Neo Location: Above this Load of Dung on May 23, 2009 at 12:31 AM
    Man it just goes on and on. Sam, laying down his words of whizzdom. The teachers still crying and whining with a satchell full of money under their arm. Last but not least, GBH Breasts is writing a manifesto that nobody wants to read. If you wanted to stop the dialog on this story dead still, you found the way GBoy HB. You bored us to death. Snooooooozzzzzeeeessshhh.
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on May 22, 2009 at 05:50 AM
    I will say that most of the school systems in Northeastern North Carolina are not in good shape at all, but even those school systems have both good teachers and bad teachers. One thing it comes back down to is how rich or how poor the whole county is. There are still a few really good school systems in Northeastern North Carolina.
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