Wake County Public Education is Under Attack.
Reduced Per Pupil Spending. Our children are not getting the quality education they deserve.
Reduced Teacher Pay. We are losing our best teachers to other school systems and careers. This past year alone losing more than 600 Wake County teachers.
School Board Conflict. There is more interest in political gain than taking care of our children.
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This year we are losing 600 teachers alone. Teachers are going to other states and/or leaving the profession solely due to financial reasons. To keep up with growth, we must find 1,000 new teachers a year.
North Carolina has dropped in teacher pay from 14th to 47th in the nation.
Our student population is growing 3,000 students per year, however, our per pupil funding continues to drop.
The current Wake County Commission continues to fight with the school board over their budget, control over school construction and gerrymandering of districts.
Start Listening to Parents – We need to be listening to parents about how we can improve our public school system. You know your children and their needs as much as anyone. You know what it takes to return our public school system to the nationally recognized status we once held.
Start Working with the School Board. – It is time to move from an attitude of consternation to collaboration. We have a very good school board, and if we all work together, we can accomplish much more.
Start Investing in our Teachers – We can’t continue to lose our best teachers to other states, counties and cities due to pay. We have to figure out how to compensate our teachers equal to the value they bring our children and community. A competitive salary is mandatory for our teachers to come and stay in Wake County.