Teacher Pay Rally
Mountain teachers are calling on lawmakers to raise their pay.
Teachers, parents, and concerned citizens held an event in Asheville Thursday afternoon. The Aim Higher N.C. rally comes after former Governor Jim Hunt wrote an op-ed about why North Carolina needs to pay educators more.
Teachers say better pay equals better schools and better education for kids.
Public school teachers in North Carolina are some of the lowest paid in the country. Aim Higher N.C. has launched an online a petition that has nearly 30,000 signatures calling for higher pay for teachers.