Topic: Teacher Rally Recap and Exploring the House Budget
The school year may be nearing an end, but education policymaking is heating up in Raleigh. For the second year in a row, thousands of teachers marched and rallied outside the General Assembly. At the very same time House lawmakers were passing their proposed state budget for the next 2 years including many key education provisions. This week we recap the teacher rally with our interviews from the march and then we discuss the House budget with two leading education policy experts on what’s in, what’s out and what’s next.
Dr. Lauren Fox, Senior Policy Director, Public School Forum of NC
Matt Ellinwood, Director, Education & Law Project, NC Justice Center
Virtual pre-K included in House budget
General Assembly aims to shut down future teacher protests
Legislators advance bill to turn over public schools to private operators