Photos from the North Carolina Teachers Rally

 

(Jenny Warburg)

The movement for better pay for teachers that ignited in West Virginia, where thousands of teachers went on strike, and has swept through states like Oklahoma and Arizona, reached North Carolina on Wednesday. Wearing “red 4 ed” T-shirts, an estimated 20,000 teachers and public education supporters filled the streets of Raleigh and marched to the state legislative building for the Rally for Respect, calling for higher pay and increased education funding. According to the National Education Association, North Carolina ranks 39th in teacher pay, and 37th in per-pupil spending.

All photos by Jenny Warburg.

(Jenny Warburg)
(Jenny Warburg)
(Jenny Warburg)
(Jenny Warburg)
(Jenny Warburg)

North Carolina Democratic Governor Roy Cooper addresses the Rally for Respect in Raleigh on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

(Jenny Warburg)
(Jenny Warburg)
(Jenny Warburg)
(Jenny Warburg)

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