The North Carolina Association of Educators held a rally outside of the Raleigh Convention Center Friday. The NCAE is holding its annual convention there this weekend. About 1,000 people were registered.
Attendees marched around the block and returned to the front of the convention center, shouting “Unite, organize, empower!”, “Save our schools!”, and “No more cuts!”
NCAE members are angry about education budget cuts currently under discussion in the state legislature.
“We’re marching because we want the General Assembly to do the right thing and fund education first rather than undercut it,” said David Beaver, a member of the NCAE’s board of directors and a teacher in Davidson County. “We can’t do better with less. This is not about the teachers, it’s about the kids.”
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