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A NC educator says that if we want to motivate coronavirus shirkers, we could learn from a first-grade teacher. (Image via Shutterstock)
Lessons From A First-Grade Teacher: Here’s How To Deal With Those Who Think Coronavirus Is No Big Deal

A NC teacher says that, with schools attempting to reopen this fall, the state will have to find a way to motivate coronavirus shirkers.

A NC DREAMER says denying unemployment to undocumented people during the coronavirus only worsens the pandemic. (Image via Shutterstock)
From a NC DREAMER: Want to Lower Coronavirus Infections? Offer Unemployment Benefits to Undocumented People Too

Coronavirus doesn’t care about citizenship status. And denying unemployment to undocumented people only incentivizes people to work while sick.

Una DREAMER en NC asegura que negarle beneficios de desempleo a personas indocumentadas solamente empeora la situación durante una pandemia.
Esta DREAMER en NC Propone: ‘¿Queremos Menos COVID-19? Demos Beneficios de Desempleo Para Indocumentados’.

Si los funcionarios electos de NC realmente buscan aplanar la curva y reducir el número de casos de COVID, no puede haber excepciones sobre quién puede acceder a los beneficios de desempleo.

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., left, and Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., in January 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Burr and Tillis: I’m A NC Teacher. We Desperately Need Coronavirus Relief in the HEROES Act.

With coronavirus forcing NC into a billion-dollar budget deficit, why local government and school districts need the relief in the HEROES Act.

The Supreme Court's latest decision is a win, but many NC lawmakers remain hostile to abortion rights, a Planned Parenthood rep says.
Supreme Court’s Ruling a Win, But NC Lawmakers Are Still Hostile to Abortion Rights

Supreme Court decision a win for women’s health advocates, but lawmakers in nearly every state, including NC, introduced 300+ anti-abortion bills last year.

A NC teacher says recent remarks by GOP superintendent candidate Catherine Truitt raises some red flags. (Photo via Truitt's campaign page)
From a Teacher: NC Schools Don’t Need A Polite Superintendent — They Need Someone To Fight Like Hell

After a decade of bad education policy from the NC General Assembly, NC’s new superintendent shouldn’t be concerned about hurting Republicans’ feelings.

In this May 2019 file photo, teachers march to protest school funding shortfalls in North Carolina. (Image via Shutterstock)
NC Teacher: Lawmakers Are Laughing In Our Faces With Latest Pay Raise Bill

After a decade of punishing education cuts, a North Carolina educator says the latest Republican teacher pay proposal is insulting.