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Wolves In Sheep's Clothing


Last updated 6/4/2014 at 12:40pm

On Jan. 5, 2012, at one o’clock in the morning, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis held a surprise vote on eliminating direct payment from teachers’ paychecks to the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE). The vote, as Tillis said, was “to give them a little taste of what’s about to come.”

What came in 2013 under Tillis’ leadership, as well as that of Senate leader Phil Berger and Gov. Pat McCrory, were further attacks on public schools and their teachers. Teacher pay remained frozen; supplements for advanced degrees were eliminated; funding for thousands of teach...

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