GOP State Lawmakers to Public Educators: My way or highway. No compromise and so no pay raise.

North Carolina is now seven months into a budget year. State lawmakers came back to the General Assembly in Raleigh last week in hopes of finally passing a full state budget. Instead, GOP leaders who control the legislature adjourned after only one day. They refused to compromise on a pay raise for teachers and other public educators.

Bottom Line: GOP lawmakers have refused to acknowledge the need for higher pay for educators across the state. Educators have felt abandoned for years and lawmakers need to stop using livelihoods as political leverage and instead, pass a budget that will fully support educators, schools and students.

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