The following excerpt is from an Opinion piece by digilearn co-founder Gov. Bev Perdue, originally published at The 74. For the full article, click here.
Last week, my home state of North Carolina became the sixth state where thousands of teachers took to the streets to make their voices heard. In a right-to-work state, teachers took personal days to fight for better pay and increases to per-pupil spending, both of which are well below the national average in North Carolina.
The demonstration was emotional. It was powerful. And it brought a laser-like focus to one of the biggest challenges facing education: Teachers are rarely included in efforts to reform our education system.