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North Carolina Association of Educators Files Lawsuit Over Gaston County Public School Payroll Crisis

The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) has filed a lawsuit against the Gaston County Board of Education over payroll issues resulting in repeated, ongoing discrepancies in compensation and retirement and other deductions. The complaint names two plaintiffs along with NCAE who are representative of the countless public-school employees who haven’t been receiving the correct compensation for more than a year.
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NCAE Statement on Johnston County School Board Action

“Our students deserve honesty in education, rooted in facts and truth. Loving America and what it stands for means learning about our history, both good and bad. If we censor our history and ignore today’s challenges, we will never live up to our ideals of liberty and justice for all."
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NCAE Statement on Shooting in Winston-Salem

"We stand together during these difficult moments, sending love and healing thoughts to the victim's family, our fellow educators and school employees who without a doubt did everything possible to protect their students, and the entire community that has been wounded today."
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NCAE Statement on House Budget

"We are disappointed that both chambers continue to ignore the will of the public to invest the billions of dollars that are currently unspent in the state’s coffers, which could be put to work immediately addressing the needs of our schools. Our students need, and deserve, better.”
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NCAE Statement on Mask Mandate Expiration

"In the face of dramatically rising COVID infections among unvaccinated North Carolinians in the past several weeks due to the Delta variant, and schools preparing to open for the new school year, this seems a very poorly timed decision," said Tamika Walker Kelly, President of NCAE.