Monday, January 15, 2018

Activism—our first time!

To make a long story short, the NC legislature enacted a law in 2016 that requires public schools to lower their class sizes in K-3 from 24 to 16, 17, or 18 depending on grade. However, they did not fully fund the new teachers and classrooms this mandate would require. In 2017, they gave a one-year mechanism for flexibility. Now that year is up, and we are back in the same situation as last year where school principals, if they are even physically able to house the new requirements, are battling decisions like using the library, gym, or art classroom to do so, or filling 4th and 5th grade classes up to fire safety limits of 45 or more and moving the teachers to lower grades. It’s a terrible situation. So, Olivia and I took to the State Capitol Mall on January 6 for a rally led by Piblic Schools First NC, and I am glad we braved the cold temperatures!

Then Tuesday my friends and I participated in a tweet storm to appeal to the returning legislators.

And on Wednesday a few of my friends went to knock on doors at the legislative office building. It was a good experience, and I really hope it helps!

1 comment :

  1. I love that you are instilling the importance of voice and standing up for what you believe in your kids through your own actions. This is awesome.