Uncategorized

Protesters greet NC lawmakers returning for brief special session (pictures)

About two dozen demonstrators were on hand Monday to welcome state legislators back to Raleigh for today’s special session.

Outside the legislative building, protesters spoke out against cuts to public education, rising tuition, Amendment One, hydraulic fracking, and Senate Bill 575.

Inside, Senate President Phil Berger unveiled the ” Excellent Public Schools Act” – a Republican proposal that would place teachers on annual contracts and direct local school districts to implement a merit pay system for all educators by 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Comment


  1. david esmay

    April 23, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    More ALEC legislation for NC. This is just how insidious ALEC’s involvement in the NC GA has become, writing bills that undermine our teachers and public schools and naming it the “Excellent Public Schools Act”. Berger and Tillis have been corrupted, and they are determined to fulfill the mandate given to them by ALEC, and not to serve the people they have sworn to represent. Despicable.

Check Also

The Week’s Top Five on NC Policy Watch

1. North Carolina’s greatest scandal continues UNC center’s ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

Jim Womack has a reputation in North Carolina for being many things, but a conservationist isn’t one [...]

Just days after a North Carolina official tapped a Robeson County elementary for a controversial cha [...]

Two groups seeking state contracts to run struggling North Carolina schools have professional ties t [...]

North Carolinians will lose their “precious right to vote,” as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader [...]

The folks running the General Assembly reached a new low this week in their efforts to dismantle our [...]

National civil rights leaders call for the rejection of North Carolina’s Thomas Farr [Editor’s note: [...]

Budgets matter, both within government and inside each household across America, because they demons [...]

Why the legislature now operates this way and why it’s a big problem The North Carolina General Asse [...]

Featured | Special Projects

NC Budget 2017
The maze of the NC Budget is complex. Follow the stories to follow the money.
Read more


NC Redistricting 2017
New map, new districts, new lawmakers. Here’s what you need to know about gerrymandering in NC.
Read more