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Topic: NC Teachers Marching Again

On May 16th last year, nearly 20,000 North Carolina teachers descended on Raleigh for a march and rally outside the NC General Assembly asking for more support for public schools and respect for the teaching profession. Teachers are planning another rally on May 1 this year asking the General Assembly to fully fund public education. This week we’re joined by Mark Jewell, President of the NC Association of Educators that organized these marches to discuss what teachers hope to accomplish this year. Then we’ll be joined by two leading journalists to talk about the teacher march, education policy, the state budget and more.

Guests:

Mark Jewell, President, NC Association of Educators

Kelly Hinchcliffe, Education Reporter, WRAL News

Jeff Tiberii, Capitol Bureau Chief, WUNC Radio

Keith Poston

Keith Poston is the president and executive director of the Public School Forum of North Carolina.