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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.