Dallas Woodhouse, the state GOP's executive director, noted that teacher pay has increased in recent years.
CMS says North Carolina is 43rd in the nation when it comes to per-pupil expenditures. Those districts are among at least 38 others in the state - including Pitt County Schools - that are closing.
Cols continues to say he can't afford to attend the May 16 rally in Raleigh where teachers are expected to protest at the General Assembly when lawmakers reconvene for the legislative short session.
In a post for his blog "Notes From the Chalkboard", North Carolina teacher Justin Parmenter elaborated on the ways the state's public schools have been hurting for lack of adequate funding. "They're walking out of the classroom tomorrow after the largest teacher pay raises in history were passed by Republicans".
"We need people to judge us on what we've done", Woodhouse said of Republicans. Wake said teachers who don't report to work Wednesday have to use leave time or a personal day or they won't get paid.
"The hypocrisy is that they say they are supporting the students".
MS could be the next state to see teachers go on strike, according to analysis by the Brookings Institution.
Over 1,000 people shared Cols' lengthy post, which stated how much he loved and respected his job before revealing a photo of his latest paycheck of $1,715.81, which can be calculated out as $53 a day. Many of them plan to take part in the rally.
"Educators are paying to miss the day and exercising their rights as Americans to assemble and advocate for education", she said. "I do not support the movement especially on the backs of our students". "It's kids who look like me, the black ones, the brown ones, the ones who come from a single parent". According to Easley, teachers have been shouldering the burden of those tax cuts ever since, with school items such as "notebooks, pencils, pens as well as personal items, like clothing and food, often supplied by educators".
Hellwig invited families to spend Wednesday at Coconut Charlie's Bump N Bounce at 7409 Six Forks Road in Raleigh.