"We love our students. Which is why we fight for them."
Thousands of teachers in North Carolina walked out of schools and out into the streets in front of the General Assembly in Raleigh, NC this morning. Here are the latest images and tweets from the state's biggest teacher protest in history.
"Our students deserve better. So do our teachers."
Students deserve to be able to dream about being a teacher without worrying whether it’s a financially reckless decision.— Angelo DelliSanti (@MrDelliSanti) May 16, 2018
Teachers deserve to be able to focus on teaching rather than worry whether their second job will make ends meet. #RedForEd #ItsPersonal pic.twitter.com/mWgLJY9H7T
I wish all the headlines weren’t ‘North Carolina teachers want better pay’ when we are also advocating for more spending per student for updated books, working hvac systems, building repairs and to stop spending so much of our own money on class supplies #RedForEd #ItsPersonal— Sarah (@22scnim0319) May 16, 2018
It feels a little like Christmas Eve. My poster is made and “laminated” in packing tape. My clothes are laid out. My transportation is arranged. Rain or shine, I’m ready to rally for my students and all NC students. #RedForEdnc #may16 #ItsPersonal #InThisTogether pic.twitter.com/DMjWBthe3z— Mamie Hall (@RTHSMrsHall) May 16, 2018
Crowd estimates are coming in for the Teachers March in Raleigh, North Carolina at 20,000.— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) May 16, 2018
This is far exceeding expectations.#redfored #red4ed #ncteacherrally #RallyForRespect #ItsPersonal pic.twitter.com/0ClOlnRScO
Hey @NCGOP how about funding our schools, paying our teachers, supporting our students with books, tech, and counselors? Your neglect is overwhelming yet you expect our teachers to literally give their lives. #ItsPersonal #Red4Ed #RallyForRespect #ncpol pic.twitter.com/J9rNLQ7B0V— Kaaren Haldeman (@Kaargav) May 16, 2018
I support teachers. Tired of seeing my tax dollars going to for profit charter schools. Tired of attacks on public education. Our children deserve better. So do our teachers. #NCTeacherRally #RedForEd— Karen L. Cox ✍🏻💪🏻 (@SassyProf) May 16, 2018
We are not walking out on our students but FOR our students. This is for our students, our profession, & our state. #redfored #ItsPersonal #RED4Ed #teacherrally #northcarolina @PleasantUnionYR pic.twitter.com/UKYoRhbO33— Mrs. Hay's Class (@hayspirates) May 16, 2018
Hundreds of teachers from @AVLCitySchools & @BuncombeSchools march on Raleigh - "we're feeling empowered for the first time to be vocal about our needs & the needs of our students," said Alexa Shanklin, 3rd grade teacher at Estes. #Red4Ed #ItsPersonal #ncpol @asheville pic.twitter.com/PIePD3kPHA— Alexandria Bordas (@CrossingBordas) May 16, 2018
#ItsPersonal My mom was a teacher's assistant, so I know how important they are. But NC has lost 7,452 teaching assistants since 2008. Just another thing we can fix if we make education a priority. #Red4Ed #ncpol #ncga— Searcy for NC Senate 17 (@ElectSamSearcy) May 16, 2018
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