North Carolina Association of Educators http://whqr.org en Teachers to Gather at Rally to Weigh Higher Pay Against "Tenure Rights" http://whqr.org/post/teachers-gather-rally-weigh-higher-pay-against-tenure-rights <p>North Carolina’s public school teachers could soon be faced with a big choice: pay hikes, or job protection. State senators are proposing a budget that would raise experienced educators’ salaries in exchange for what they’re calling “tenure rights.” And navigating such a choice can be confusing. Which is why the local division of the <a href="http://www.ncae.org/">North Carolina Association of Educators</a>—or NCAE—is hosting what they’re billing as an informational rally in Wilmington, tomorrow.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 56079 at http://whqr.org Teachers to Gather at Rally to Weigh Higher Pay Against "Tenure Rights" Candidate Profile: Ernie Ward (D), NC Senate, District 8 http://whqr.org/post/candidate-profile-ernie-ward-d-nc-senate-district-8 <p>A second Brunswick County veterinarian is vying to represent the citizens of North Carolina’s Senate District Eight. &nbsp;In fact, Democratic candidate Dr. Ernie Ward cites -- as a major impetus to run -- a January episode during which his district’s incumbent senator, fellow veterinarian Bill Rabon, rejected legislation to regulate commercial dog breeding. In addition to animal rights, this political newcomer—who is endorsed by the North Carolina Association of Educators and has served on Brunswick County’s Board of Health—champions accessible healthcare and middle-class job creation. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 53413 at http://whqr.org Candidate Profile: Ernie Ward (D), NC Senate, District 8 Area Teachers Plan "Walk In" Demonstration http://whqr.org/post/area-teachers-plan-walk-demonstration <p>For several weeks, Facebook has been buzzing with speculation of a North Carolina public educator walkout to take place next Monday. Teachers and education activists are hoping to shine attention on recent legislative measures including what they say is decreased spending per pupil, a new pay-for-performance system, increased standardized testing and insufficient educator compensation. However, locally, the demonstration will likely take the form of a teacher “walk in,” during which teachers will all wear red and walk into school together.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 45279 at http://whqr.org Area Teachers Plan "Walk In" Demonstration