Close to 12,000 NC public school teachers plan to greet NC legislators as the NC General Assembly begins its short session on May 16. Some school districts have decided to have an optional teacher workday with no classes because so many teachers have requested a day of personal leave to attend and advocate for their students.
The teachers welcome public participation from across the state. Many parents plan to attend the afternoon rally with their children! There are buses from several major cities listed on the link above. The day will begin with a March for Students at 10:30am, followed by a day of lobbying with legislators, and ending with a Rally for Respect at 3:30pm at Bicentennial Plaza, 1 East Edenton St, Raleigh. More info here, here, and here.
Let your NC legislators know if this is an important issue to you and express your support for the teachers who are lobbying and marching. Find them here.