North Carolina’s public schools has suffered at the hands of this General Assembly and Governor. The impact on the schools, their employees, and the children they serve will be felt for years to come. Supporters of public education are rallying for North Carolina’s schools with events planned for Saturday and with a statewide “red out” on Monday.
Saturday rallies are popping up all over the state. Three that have been announced for this weekend with others expected in the coming weeks:
North Carolina residents who want to show their true colors have a chance when many traditional calendar public schools resume on Monday. This from Public Schools First NC:
On Monday, August 26th, many traditional calendar schools across the state are opening their doors to start the new school year. NCAE and Public Schools First NC are asking everyone in our state to wear red to show their support for public education. You can also tie red ribbons on your doors, trees, and fences!
The value of a quality public education cannot be overestimated. The vast majority of the state’s children attend public schools. They are our children and grandchildren, our neighbors, the young people we teach in church school, lead in youth group, coach on sports teams. They deserve the best the state of North Carolina has to offer them, and that is not what this session of the Legislature has provided.
–Aleta Payne, Development and Communications