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NC – Teachers plan Nov. 4 walkout…

October 2nd, 2013

From their website…

“We are engaging the people of NC, unifying our voice and banding together to initiate change. We want more respect for teachers. Specifically a fair balance between workload, expectations and compensation for our teachers. Help needs to come from both the state government and from unengaged parents who need to take an active role in their child’s education. Teachers are amazing people but they’re not miracle workers. They need help from the state, education administrators and parents to get most out of every student. And they need to be fairly compensated. Once you are engaged you can participate in anyway you see fit. Each teacher, parent and resident should decide how to participate. Get  involved in you local communities. Many things are happening such as town hall meetings, support rallies and spin-off groups filled with other teachers and parents. The engagement in this movement by the people of NC has been tremendous! I applaud each and everyone of you. Our efforts are working! The movement has been picked up by multiple media outlets and the web traffic has doubled over night…”

Website for the movement -  ncteacherwalkout.com

Here is some local news…

Brad Rich in the Tideland News…

“At least some teachers in Carteret and Onslow counties plan to participate in a planned walkout over pay and other issues on Nov. 4, the day before Election Day, and school system officials are making plans to deal with significant absences. Tabbie Nance, spokesman for the Carteret system, said Monday that Dr. Dan Novey, superintendent of the school system, will meet with principals on Oct. 10 to discuss the walkout, which seems to be picking up momentum quickly after originating online…”

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