Document outlines teacher pay raises in budget deal – WRAL

Raleigh, N.C. — One of the most frequently asked questions about the pending state budget deal is how exactly the teacher pay raises would work.

Legislative leaders said Tuesday that teachers would get a raise that amounts to 7 percent on average. The actual percentage varies depending on how long someone has taught.

Representatives of the N.C. Association of Educators call the 7 percent number "inflated" because it counts longevity pay earned by those who have been teaching 10 years or more.

Longer-serving teachers, in particular, worry that they will see more modest pay raises without the current longevity pay scheme. (Source: Read more)

NCAE President Rodney Ellis Will Be Live Via Phone On WNCR-TV 41 With Bronson Williams Moving Forward Thursday May 21, 2014 9:00 PM

Rodney Ellis Live On WNCR-TV 41 via Phone Thursday May 22, 2014 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Please tune in to Moving Forward with Bronson Williams on WNCR -TV 41 Rocky Mount NC with special guest Rodney Ellis NCAE President.

I had the opportunity to be in his presence on this past Sunday in Pitt County and he was awesome! I look forward to listening to him on tomorrow night.

Thank you Bronson for making it happen.

Check out this video: Greenville NC – NCAE President Rodney Ellis Presentation During The Young Democrats Pitt County Meeting Sunday May 18, 2014

Click on the website below to see the channels that you can either watch the show in your areas or you can watch the livestreaming on your electronic device.

NCAE endorses Davis, Farmer-Butterfield – Daily Reflector

State Sen. Don Davis, D-Greene, and state Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield, D-Wilson, incumbents seeking re-election in their respective races, have been endorsed by the local leaders of the North Carolina Association of Educators, according to separate news releases. (Source: Read more)

N.C. teachers group says it was in GOP’s sights – News & Observer

Leaders of the state’s largest teachers group said they will claim retaliation when they go to court to kill a law that could hurt membership in the influential organization.

Among the legal claims will be that the legislature targeted the N.C. Association of Educators for retribution, said Jack Nichols, the group’s lawyer. The legislature passed a law prohibiting NCAE members from having dues automatically deducted from their paychecks when House members voted at 1:12 a.m. Thursday to override Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto. The Senate voted in July to cancel her veto. (More)


Special Alert: We Need You to Call These Five Democrats Final Vote is Friday & Saturday with Veto Override Vote Likely Next Week



Special Alert: We Need You to Call These Five Democrats
Final Vote is Friday & Saturday with Veto Override Vote Likely Next Week

Use the color codes above to determine which Democratic House member you can call today. Keep the calls going through Friday night. The House scheduled a final budget vote for Saturday at 12:01 a.m.

Five Democrats are telling Republican leaders they are voting for the Senate budget when it comes to the House on Friday. There are also indications that when Governor Perdue vetoes the new budget, these five are leaning towards overriding her veto, which means over 9,000 educators lose their jobs in the 2011-2012 school year.
Please take the time today to call at least one of these five House members and ask them respectfully, yet sternly, to support Governor Perdue’s veto and to support the complete restoration of teachers, teacher assistants, and support personnel.
Tell them the $124.2 million in added discretionary cuts is a cut to jobs.

Representative Bill Owens  (call if you live in green or northern part of blue)

Representative Tim Spear (call if you live in green or northern blue)

Representative Jim Crawford (call if you live in green or northeast yellow)

Representative William Brisson (call if you live in pink)

Representative Dewey Hill (call if you live in southern blue or eastern pink)

Teachers group takes on Republican businessman – Source: WRAL

Raleigh, N.C. — The North Carolina Association of Educators has called for a boycott of stores owned by Raleigh businessman Art Pope, saying he poses a threat to the state’s public schools.

Pope, a former lawmaker, uses his personal fortune to fund conservative advocacy groups, such as the John Locke Foundation and Civitas Institute. (Read more)