The president, vice president and executive director of the North Carolina Association of Educators were arrested Monday as they protested massive changes passed by the state legislature aimed to weaken the state’s education system and NCAE.
The three, along with several NCAE members, were taking part in a Moral Monday demonstration.
The Illinois Education Association supports NCAE and its leaders in trying to fight for the rights of its members and for public education in their state.
In North Carolina, teacher tenure has been stripped, vouchers are being enacted, class size caps have been eliminated, thousands of teacher assistants have been fired and and hopes of a salary increase are dead. NCAE tried to play by the rules but was shot down, so they decided to try something else, which is what led to the arrests.
If you visit the NCAE Facebook page, you can find a “I stand with NCAE” picture to share as your own Facebook profile picture.