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Some ECU professors join education protests

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - Some university professors are joining education protests.

Public universities like East Carolina have more ways to raise money, but they are also being hit hard by state budget cuts.
     
So, to show their support for North Carolina teachers and their dislike of the recent budget cuts, they held a rally at the ECU cupola this afternoon.

"This is a huge issue across the country,” said John Given, Associate Professor of Foreign Language at ECU. “But you know what, other states have started to improve other states have  begun to reinvesting education and North Carolina is still cutting back so we are really in danger of becoming less competitive with the rest of the country."

Monday's protests started as a movement on social media calling for a teacher walk-out, but many teachers decided against walking out, because they could lose their jobs and they didn't want to keep their students from learning the day's lesson.
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