Teachers in the east are stilling fighting for adequate funding for public schools across the state.
On Tuesday, the North Carolina Association of Educators held a press conference in front of South Central High School in Pitt County.
Educators from Pitt County alongside the North Carolina Association of Educators and other education advocates said they aren’t being heard even after the May 1st rally in Raleigh
Education leaders are on what they call a “Truth Tour”.
They’re speaking out on a number of topics including a lack of teachers in teaching programs, lack of funding for supplies and retention of educators
One local teacher saying isn’t about the paycheck but making sure students across the state have the resources they need to compete in today global economy.
Mark Jewel who is the President of the North Carolina Association of Educators said the State is starving North Carolina public schools.
“The General Assembly is starving are starving our public schools right now,” said Jewel. Our school boards are having to go to there country commissions for additional resources just to supply the basics, the positions, maintenance needs teaching assistants to retain the educators that are here right now.”
“This is about so much more than teacher pay principal pay it is about making sure our students have the resources they need to be competitive in today global economy,” said Danisha Williams, Pitt County educator.
He goes on to say that burden is then put on local citizens and that the State is “failing miserably” to fund North Carolina’s public schools.