Tens of thousands of educators are expected at Wednesday's march.
- It's not that the opposition to Wednesday mass teacher's protest is against putting more money toward education.
North Carolina's teacher salaries rank 35th nationwide, but teachers there have seen the value of their wages fail to keep up with cost of living increases over the past two decades. But he prefers merit pay proposals to automatic salary increases tied to experience, and he said most systems have the resources they need, they just don't use them right. "I, however, do not get paid for those days", he said.
"The lackluster rankings come at the same time that the North Carolina General Assembly has passed massive tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy", the North Carolina Association of Educators said.
Organizers' goals include increasing per-pupil spending, enacting a multi-year professional pay plan for all school personnel, adding health and social support resources and issuing a statewide school construction bond to fix or replace crumbling schools. Educators say they want to have a voice, and that the march will demand better pay and working conditions, like a decrease in class sizes.
Texas AG aims opioid lawsuit at Purdue Pharma
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Since they began cutting taxes in 2013, lawmakers have slashed the corporate income-tax rate to one of the lowest in the country and now collect about a half-billion dollars less annually, according to the legislature's fiscal staff. House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, and Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, in the statement ahead of the rally said the increase will be the fifth consecutive raise for teachers. That increase will bring the average teacher pay to more than $53,000, not accounting for local supplements, benefits or bonuses, he said. In Oklahoma, the teachers union secured raises and increases to school funding and say they'll focus on supporting pro-education candidates in upcoming elections. Mark Jewell, president of the teachers organization, said last week his group doesn't expect change from the GOP, so it's going to "change the players in the game". "The plan must also stop the flat-lining of experienced educators' pay".
Which school districts are canceling classes?
Deborah Phillips drives a bus for Wake County, first pickup at 6:05 a.m.
- Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. With more than 40% of instructional staff requesting leave on May 16, "We do not have enough substitute teachers and other staff to safely supervise and effectively instruct students during the school day", the district said. Due to projected teacher absences that "far exceed the district's ability to safely and effectively operate schools", the school board voted to make May 16 an "optional teacher workday". Around 991,000 public school students, or 65 percent of the state's enrollment, have Wednesday off.
His office says Wednesday's effort to repeal the Internet Freedom Order is supported by every Senate Democrat, as well as Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is ill and will not be present to vote, Schumer believes the measure will pass 50-49.
Authorities say one person is dead and two others have injuries after an explosion rocked a Southern California office building. I saw two women come out full of blood, hair singed, just glass stuck to the hair, glass stuck to their bodies".
The rise in bond yields pulled down shares in real estate investment trusts and other high-dividend-paying stocks. USA equity markets closed solidly lower on Tuesday with the Dow industrials halting their eight-day advance.
They also surrendered a 6-on-5 goal to Evgeny Kuznetsov with 3:02 left that made things interesting in the final minutes. The Lightning extended their streak of consecutive games with a power-play goal to seven and have 11 total in that time.
The lawsuit argues that the law violates the Iowa Constitution by banning almost all abortions and putting women's health at risk. A lawsuit asking the court to block Iowa's newest abortion law has officially been filed. "This abortion ban is beyond extreme".
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It was reported that Tony claimed that he was under a lot of pressure before GE14 from the Barisan Nasional-led government. The airline had also specified that its previous applications should be disregarded, said Mavcom.
Savage gives her fans the opportunity to become the unapologetic "bad gal" that's interchangeable with her name. Rihanna should not be the only "queen of inclusion" in the beauty industry, as one Instagram comment stated.
Consumers should stop using the chainsaws and return them to their local Harbor Freight Tools for a free replacement chainsaw. All three brands have the same model numbers-67255 and 61592-which is printed on a label on the bottom of the chain saw.
As soon as the microphone was in her hand, however, Anthony delivered a rendition of " Perfect " that floored the pop star. Pink asked. "Are you the singer?" "How do you follow that?" Congrats to Anthony for making her dream come true.
Marchessault nets twice as Knights pull even
Faced with an early challenge from Jacob Trouba, tussling with the Jets defender to the extent both were sent off for roughing. Daryl Capstick was more willing to chat about the game and was keeping the faith about the Jets' fortunes.
White House dumps 'cyber czar' advisory position
Representative Jim Langevin (D-RI), said: "It is an enormous step backwards to deemphasize this growing challenge". Mark Warner (D-VA), the top Democrat on the Senate Intel Committee, also blasted the idea on Tuesday.
A definitive analysis of the final Premier League weekend
This was probably the game in which you can say United lost the title race as City were rampant through the Christmas period. We've been updating these rankings on a rolling basis since last August, but this is the final, crystalised cut.
Peak blockchain: HTC's Exodus phone is all about cryptocurrency
HTC is also planning to launch a native blockchain network, where Exodus phone owners can trade cryptocurrency with each others. Why, it was just a few days ago when we passed along the specs and pricing for Sirin Labs' blockchain phone called the Finney .
Target cuts delivery fee by nearly half
Back in December, we reported that Target plans to bring same-day delivery to half of its store locations by the end of 2018. They have up until 7 PM Monday through Friday to place the order, then the box is delivered to their door the next day.
ZPG (ZPG) Rating Reiterated by Liberum Capital
It provides unsecured personal loans in the home credit market; branch unsecured consumer loans; and guaranteed loans. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 721 ($9.78), for a total transaction of £636,145.51 ($862,921.20).
It's going to be a working birthday for Madhuri Dixit Nene!
The young Madhuri is both bashful and mischievous in this particular song and that's something she, and she alone, can achieve. She has been a superstar, then she joined her family and now she's back to what she's best at doing; being an actress.