Red4EdNC plans airing of grievances

Here is a follow-up to my previous blog post about Red4EdNC’s advocacy events.  Despite what the Red4EdNC folks claim in their press release, 87 percent of North Carolina teachers agree or strongly agree that their school “is a good place to work and learn.”
NEWS RELEASE

 

CONTACT:  Angela Scioli, Founder
       Red4EdNC
       919-291-0077

 

August 23, 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Teachers Across NC to Declare Grievances to Elected State Leaders as Classes Resume  

 

Teachers across North Carolina want to alert state leaders that the momentum from the May 16 Rally for Respect will be channeled into specific strategies to bring about NC legislative action.

 

On August 24, 2018, teacher leaders representing Red4EdNC, a nonprofit, non-partisan organization of NC teachers, will lead town hall / press conferences in seven locations across NC:  Macon County, Asheville, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, Raleigh, Goldsboro and Greenville.

 

Teachers will invite state elected leaders from the surrounding areas to receive a signed copy of the “Declaration in Defense of NC’s Public Schoolchildren”; Red4EdNC released the document on July 4, 2018.  Modeled on the Declaration of Independence, the declaration lists NC teachers’ grievances and outlines a vision to rectify these conditions.

 

At the press event, Red4EdNC teacher leaders will “take attendance” of which legislators are present.  Several teachers will speak briefly to how the itemized grievances are manifest in their classrooms as the traditional school year gets under way.   Elected leaders will then be presented with a signed copy of the declaration for study and consideration.

 

According to Red4EdNC Founder Angela Scioli, “It is important for legislators to hear that while we are heading back to school with enthusiasm and a determination to do the very best for our students, the vast majority of NC teachers are  not satisfied with the learning conditions for students nor the working conditions for teachers in North Carolina’s public, including charter, schools. We will not sit back and allow messaging that claims otherwise to dominate the airwaves, especially in a crucial election year.  We will use our collective voices and power to force change in policy. Today is another step in that process.”

 

Upon release of the declaration, Red4EdNC set a goal to have teachers from at least 100 different NC school districts publicly sign the document.  As of this release, teachers from 104 districts have participated.

 

Further information regarding press events is as follows:

 

Date
County
Location / address
Time
Organizer / contact info
8/24
Macon
Courthouse – 5 W Main St, Franklin, NC 28734
5pm
John deVille:
828- 361-3811
Buncombe
Courthouse lawn – 60 Court Plaza, Asheville, NC 28801
5pm
LeAnna Earls Delph:  [email protected]
828-767-5889
Forsyth
Forsyth Central Library Auditorium –
660 West Fifth Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
5pm
Stu Egan:  
336-473-1545
Mecklenburg
Morrison Regional  Library
7015 Morrison Blvd.
Charlotte, NC  28211
5 pm
Justin Parmenter:
Wake
Leesville Road High School
8410 Pride Way
Raleigh, NC 27613
12 pm
Angie Scioli
Wayne
Cornerstone Commons
200 S. Center St.
Goldsboro, NC
5pm
Tiffany Kilgore
Pitt
South Central High
570 W Forlines Rd.
Winterville NC.
4:30pm
Lauren Piner

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