North Carolina teachers join the thousands of educators across the US who have gone on strike this year, marching on Raleigh to demand higher wages and better funding for their classrooms Wednesday.
Teachers say there are about 60 educators from North Mecklenburg High who will attend the rally.
North Carolina teachers did not organize a walkout when the state ranked worse for teacher pay under Democratic leadership, Woodhouse said. "We teach them you can't be out there looting, you can't be out there destroying stuff - no one is going to listen to you - that peaceful protest is the way to go".More news: Belgium Summons Israeli Envoy Over Situation in Gaza - Israel Foreign Ministry
Critics, including some Republican lawmakers, have accused teachers of engaging in something close to a one-day strike, which is illegal under state law.
"It reduces the amount of people entering the profession of education or beginning their careers in North Carolina", she said. "I don't know that I'd advocate necessarily doing that, but in their hearts and minds for the ones that we've talked at, I think these are the people that feel this is the only way that they can get the kind of attention", he told WFMY News 2. "Doesn't pay very much money".
He ended the post by thanking teachers who aren't planning to participate in the rally, saying they are the one who "stand up to the bullies and self serving thugs of the Teachers Union and believe in showing up for work".More news: Georgia Tech Golf shoots five under on Day 2 of NCAA Regional
"This decision has been made to demonstrate support for our teachers and ensure that student safety is never compromised".
Teachers from all across the state will be converging in Raleigh Wednesday as they rally for better pay and more education spending for students. North Carolina spends $8,940 on each student - the national average is $11,984.
"I'm personally invested, not only as a legislator, but also as a parent and I am proud of the work that happens every day in schools across the state, of the miracles that are worked", Moore says.More news: Rare two-headed deer found in Minnesota forest
Teachers are demanding the state catch up in teacher pay and per-pupil expenditure within the next four years.