Thursday, 03 February 2011
Cuts threaten programs, salaries and jobs
Last Thursday, faculty and staff at various schools around Macon County showed their support for public eduction by wearing red. The symbolic dress was part of a statewide action initiated by the North Carolina Association of Educators and meant to raise awareness and send a message to state legislators who had just returned for the new session of the General Assembly.
“We want parents and residents of Macon County to know that public education is under attack,” said Shelley Marshall, a teacher at Union Academy and president of the Macon County Association of Educators, the NCAE’s local affiliate.