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North Carolina Teachers Walk Out of Class, Shuttering Hundreds of Schools

HeadlineMay 16, 2018
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Teachers in North Carolina are walking out of class today and marching on the state Capitol in Raleigh, as the nationwide teachers’ revolt spreads to a sixth state. Hundreds of schools in North Carolina will be closed today, as teachers participate in the “March for Students and Rally for Respect.” Teachers are demanding more funding for education; an increase in the number of school nurses, counselors and social workers; and a statewide plan to reduce large class sizes and improve crumbling school infrastructure.

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