Republican lawmakers are being judged unfairly on teacher pay, NC GOP says

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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.

The post comes right before a rally planned for May 16, where thousands of teachers are expected to meet at the legislative building in Raleigh to raise awareness of teacher pay, overcrowding and the overall condition of schools.

Teachers say there are about 60 educators from North Mecklenburg High who will attend the rally.

"So many people, they tell us over and over again it's a hard job", Walker said.

According to a recent report by the National Education Association, North Carolina teachers now make an average of $49,970 a year - placing them 39th in the country in terms of average teacher salary for 2017.

Perdue served as governor from 2009 to 2013.

Teachers are fighting for higher pay, more money to educate students, lower healthcare costs, and for the state to do something about children living in poverty in North Carolina.

He ended the post by thanking teachers who aren't planning to participate in the rally, saying they are the one who "stand up to the bullies and self serving thugs of the Teachers Union and believe in showing up for work".

"None of my students want to be teachers", Walker said.

The post received more than 1,000 reactions over the weekend. West Virginia educators got a 5% pay increase. All high school students scheduled to take AP exams that day will still need to report to East Taylorsville Baptist Church by 8:00 a.m. So organizers of Wednesday's march encouraged teachers to use a provision in state law that allows them to take personal leave with at least five days' advance notice - as long as a substitute is available and the teacher pays a $50 "required substitute deduction".

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He said the group has behaved much like a union forcing a strike.

Hellwig invited families to spend Wednesday at Coconut Charlie's Bump N Bounce at 7409 Six Forks Road in Raleigh.

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