I’m a North Carolina teacher, too. Have been for a decade now (I have taught in 3 other states as well). It’s my first non-union state and that’s been quite an eye-opener and heart-breaker. Kudos to you for your thoughtful analysis and willingness to fight. Our future is worth the fight.
My post concerning how the NC General Assembly has “dismantled” public education in NC was placed on “The Answer Sheet”, run by Valerie Strauss, The Washington Post‘s education reporter. Also included was a bit from Altered States written by the amazing Lindsay Wagner when she was with NC Policy Watch. Currently she is writing for the A.J. Fletcher Foundation. Simply put, she does outstanding work.
Take a look if you can.