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Perspectives: Teachers at the Capitol

Teachers from across the state are expected to march in Raleigh on May 16, 2018, protesting for higher salaries and more resources. Here is a list of viewpoints on the debate. Check back for more daily.

May 15, 2018

Cross Creek Divide: Rep. Szoka on Teacher Pay: At least you’re not a farmer (Audio)

May 13, 2018

StarNews Editorial Board: Protesting teachers left with few other options to be heard

News & Record Editorial Board: Our opinion: Teaching a lesson

May 11, 2018

Taylor Schmidt and Morgan Carney: Charter school teachers: ‘We won’t be a Trojan Horse for dismantling public schools’

Terry Stoops: Teachers go political in protest

May 9, 2018

Capital Broadcasting Company: Next week legislators should greet teachers as partners, not the enemy

Winston-Salem Journal Editorial Board: Our view: Stand with teachers

May 8, 2018

Terry McCann: Why this Durham teacher isn’t going to Raleigh May 16

May 7, 2018

Steve Ford: Don’t overthink it: The best solution to what ails NC’s school funding system isn’t that complicated

Charlotte Observer Editorial Board: CMS is giving teachers a day off to protest in Raleigh. Wake County isn’t. Who’s right? (Update: Wake comes around)

May 4, 2018

Allison Mahalley: #AllIn4PublicSchools: Why thousands are gathering in Raleigh on May 16

North Carolina Council of Churches: Building Up Our Schools

May 3, 2018:

WRAL: House Education Committee chairman: ‘We need to raise average teacher pay’

May 2, 2018:

Justin Parmenter: Fed up and on the march, NC teachers will storm Raleigh May 16

Caffeinated Rage: Multiple posts

Laura Lee

Laura Lee is the former content director and managing editor for EducationNC and the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research.

Born and raised in Union County, North Carolina, Laura attended Benton Heights Elementary School, Unionville Elementary School, Charlotte Latin Middle School, and Piedmont High School. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and international studies. After graduation, she moved to Washington, D.C. where she worked as an educator with a civic education organization and then as a program administrator for two Fulbright grant programs.

She received her J.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law in 2007. In law school, she served as president of the Student Bar Association and was a Davis Society inductee. She also holds a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from UNC-Chapel Hill. 

Laura briefly strayed from her Tar Heel allegiance in 2011 to obtain a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland where she was an Eleanor Merrill Fellow. She then worked at NPR producing content for the Washington desk, All Things Considered and Talk of the Nation

From 2013 to 2017, Laura oversaw daily production of North Carolina Public Radio WUNC’s The State of Things, first as assistant news director for talk programming and then as managing editor.