Thursday, March 26, 2015

NCAE President Shares Struggles

Keynote speaker Rodney Ellis, president of the North Carolina Association of Educators, described just how devastating an unfriendly legislature and governor can be to public education. In his state, due process for teachers was attacked, voucher programs were promoted, schools faced public A-F grading, and NCAE itself was targeted by the elimination of dues deduction for members. Members fought back through demonstrations, media campaigns, lawsuits and other tactics, making slow but steady progress.