October 31, 2014
Project First Person gives NC teachers the last word
After two years of extremist Republican rule in Raleigh, our General Assembly and Governor have under-funded public schools by $500 million, forced local school districts to layoff teacher assistants and go without textbooks, and made North Carolina into the worst state to be a teacher.
Progress North Carolina created a video series – Project First Person – to give North Carolinians the chance to hear from teachers directly about the challenges and consequences of state lawmakers failure to fully-fund public education in our state.
Meet Kirstie Fischer, who was already packed and ready to move after teaching in North Carolina for years without a raise.
Meet Kim Rathburn, a former North Carolina teacher who left the state for better pay in South Carolina.
Meet Callie Hammond, a veteran North Carolina teacher and single mom who is forced to buy school supplies for her students with her own money.
Meet Catherine Stennette, a former North Carolina teacher who left the state for better pay in Houston, Texas.