N.C. march leaders want teacher pay and education spending to reach national average

The News & Observer: The group organizing Wednesday's mass teacher rally in Raleigh says it wants state lawmakers to sharply raise education spending — including pay raises for all school employees — and to reverse many of the education changes made in the past seven years.

More than 15,000 teachers have signed up to attend the "March for Students and Rally for Respect," an event that's causing at least 38 school districts, including Wake, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Durham and Johnston counties and Chapel Hill-Carrboro, to cancel classes Wednesday.

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