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NCAE Statement on House Bill 324

“As professionals, educators believe that all students deserve honesty in education, rooted in facts and truth, even if some of those facts are difficult and even if some of the truths about the history of North Carolina and the United States make some feel uncomfortable,” said NCAE President Tamika Walker Kelly.
Published: 07/14/2021

Key Takeaways

  1. No matter our color, background, or zip code, we want our students to have an education that teaches students honestly about who we are, teaches integrity in how we treat others, and encourages our students to fully participate in building a better nation and future for our children.
  2. Our students will be best prepared to maximize all opportunities in an increasingly interconnected global economy when they can understand people with different life experiences and can navigate diverse cultures.
  3. For the sake of our students and to offer the best opportunities for their future, we must stop playing politics with the truth. Our children deserve nothing less than truth and honesty in their education.

“As professionals, educators believe that all students deserve honesty in education, rooted in facts and truth, even if some of those facts are difficult and even if some of the truths about the history of North Carolina and the United States make some feel uncomfortable,” said NCAE President Tamika Walker Kelly. “Educators, who are trained professionals and practitioners, know how to best design age-appropriate lessons for students, help them grapple with difficult facts, and teach them to be critical thinkers and lifelong learners.  

“Manufactured outrage over a political problem that does not exist is a shameless attempt to score political points. Senate leaders are stoking fear aimed at discrediting our hard-working educators and dividing parents and the public along racial and ideological lines. But these obvious attempts to gain political advantage will not distract us, nor their constituents, from their terrible record of chronically underfunding our public schools.” 

NCAE is the state’s largest education advocacy organization for public school employees and represents active, retired, and student members. 

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The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), NC's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NCAE's members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NCAE has affiliate organizations in every county and student chapters in select colleges and universities throughout the state.