North Carolina public school educators who are unhappy with recent spending cutbacks and another year without pay raises will highlight those challenges as they head to work this week.
Many teachers intend Monday to participate in a "walk in" in which they'll wear red and enter together through the front door on the way to morning classes as a sign of unity. They're also being urged to hold meetings after school to discuss concerns. They're inviting parents and elected officials to visit.
The North Carolina Association of Educators promoted the event as an alternative to a "walk-out" pushed by some teachers in recent months. Public employee strikes are against state law.
Some Republican legislators say NCAE is still actively promoting a strike. The group's top leader says that's not true.