by Dr. Terry Stoops
Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
Yesterday, the editors of the Charlotte Observer published an editorial complaining about the John Locke Foundation’s billboard campaign that encourages teachers to score a $500 raise by dropping their North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) membership. The editors called the billboards a “cheap political stunt.”
Amusingly, the NCAE posted a photo of one of their cheap political stunts, a rally in downtown Raleigh that forced most public schools to close for the day. I believe that photo is from the 2018 walkout because the 2019 event had far fewer participants.