Wilson schools not planning teacher protest closure

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Thankfully, my workload has lightened considerably since then.

With over 38 percent of public schools in the state already announcing closures on May 16, Jewell said that number is expected to increase.

Since high school athletics are now in the playoffs for the spring sports season, any playoff games scheduled for May 16 will be played as scheduled. Teacher pay was estimated to rise another 1.8 percent on average this year, the NEA said, but that still represented a 9.4 percent slide in real income due to inflation since 2009. "We must do better".

Pitt County Association of Educators president Lauren Piner explained why teachers are going to the rally. "Parents: We can not do this alone". The state teachers association has been a close ally of Cooper and previous Democratic governors. Stop forcing teachers to fund medicine three days a week while nurses serve four schools at a time.

Pitt County Board of Education Chairwoman Mildred Council said in a statement that concerns for student safety prompted the decision.

Thousands of teachers requested to have the day off to participate in the rally in Raleigh, which resulted in class cancellation.

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The N.C. Association of Educators is celebrating the closure of almost a dozen school districts for the day of the group's "Rally for Respect".

"Our school district anticipates mass teacher absences", it read. "I hope that they will receive the money that they deserve because so many of them are coming out of their pockets with money".

Education leaders say although North Carolina teaching salaries have gone up slightly year-to-year, the state still ranks among the lowest nationwide in overall teacher pay with the total average salary just under $50,000 per year.

► Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. "We should aspire as a state to lead the south in salary for our teachers". Right now, an estimated 10,000 teachers from across the state plan to rally at the capital. Based on our current substitute teacher pool, that would leave us with over 200 unfilled positions.

"I think that this demonstrates to teachers who have felt beaten down in this state and who have watched teachers and their colleagues from all over the country in very similar states like West Virginia, Colorado and Kentucky make change in their places that this is possible", he said.

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