How to support public education in

North Carolina

Know the Issues

These are the challenges and opportunities facing public education in North Carolina.

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Education Funding and Budget

Education Funding and Budget

Fully funding public schools is the only way to ensure all students get the education they deserve, regardless of ZIP code.

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Educator Salary

Educator Salary

Fair wages allow educators to provide for their families and do what they love without going into debt. Fact: 1 in 5 educators must take a second job to get by. This is not sustainable.

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Taking already scarce funding from local public schools and giving it to private schools hurts student opportunities.

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Public money should go to public services. Giving taxpayer money to private interests, like unaccountable, for-profit charter schools, eliminates a path to well-paying jobs for the communities public schools serve.

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Health Care

Health Care

Without quality healthcare, many students can’t come to school ready to learn. We support expanding Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program), improving the Affordable Care Act and repealing the tax on employee-sponsored health insurance.

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Workers’ Rights

Workers’ Rights

Educators’ working conditions are students’ learning conditions. All public education employees deserve the right to negotiate a fair contract. Educators must advocate for fair pay, better working conditions and our students.

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Recommended Candidates

These recommended candidates support public education in your state.
Sen. Cal Cunningham (D)
U.S. Senate
Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D)
U.S. House, 1st Dist.
Deborah Ross (D)
U.S. House, 2nd Dist.
Allen Thomas (D)
U.S. House, 3rd Dist.
Rep. David Price (D)
U.S. House, 4th Dist.
David Wilson Brown (D)
U.S. House, 5th Dist.
Kathy Manning (D)
U.S. House, 6th Dist.
Patricia Timmons-Goodson (D)
U.S. House, 8th Dist.
Cynthia Wallace (D)
U.S. House, 9th Dist.
Moe Davis (D)
U.S. House, 11th Dist.
Rep. Alma Adams (D)
U.S. House, 12th Dist.
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