RALEIGH, N.C. — Thousands of teachers from across the state marched on the streets of Raleigh Monday.
Teachers are upset lawmakers cut their tenure and a pay raise for the sixth year in a row, putting North Carolina at the bottom in terms of pay.
“We are seeing more and more leave North Carolina. Many, many, many good young teachers are just leaving,” said Fayetteville teacher Tim Lloyd who is just one year away from retirement. “If you’ve got less than 10 years, get out, go somewhere else, go to another state. If I didn’t have what I have invested, I’d leave.”
Many teachers, who live near the state line, say they are already looking for jobs in Virginia, South Carolina and Tennessee.