Thursday, May 2, 2019

Carolinas' educators march on capitals on May Day

Thousands of teachers in North and South Carolina teachers from across the states marched on their respective capitals on May Day. According to Education Week, the rally's numbered in the thousands as the space around the capital buildings were turned into a sea of red, the signature color of the #RedForEd teachers movement that has been spreading quickly over the last year.

Along with calls for salary increases--both states' teachers make less than the national average--and a $15/hr minimum for all school employees, the educators also brought up the need for more librarians and nurses in schools and an expansion of Medicaid to benefit their students and their families.

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