Raleigh – NCDP Chair Wayne Goodwin released the following statement as thousands of teachers and education advocates rally in Raleigh today to advocate for respect, better teacher pay, and more school funding:
“North Carolina Democrats are proud to stand beside our state’s educators as they demand respect from their representatives in Raleigh. For too long, our teachers have been asked to do more with less.
“Democrats are committed to strengthening our public schools by putting our teachers and students first. Governor Cooper has put forward a responsible, forward-looking budget that gives educators a meaningful raise, improves school safety and aims to make our state among the best educated in the nation. And earlier this week, Democrats made a promise to our schools to fight for better teacher pay, more school funding, smaller class sizes and expanded early childhood education.
“Today, we support North Carolina’s teachers as they march. Tomorrow, we get back to work electing representatives who will give our teachers, students, and public schools the respect they deserve. North Carolina will remember today in November.”