walk in

Michael Tomsic

Many schools across North Carolina staged something called a walk-in Monday.  It was in lieu of a one-day strike that some teachers had been contemplating to protest stagnant wages, elimination of tenure, and an increase in standardized testing. 


Rumblings of a teacher walk-out on November 4th have been popping up on social media for the past few weeks.  But that’s now been replaced with what organizers are calling a “walk-in.”  

Many teachers are frustrated with state lawmakers.  Teacher pay has stayed pretty much the same for the past five years, except for a one percent raise last year.  This year the legislature eliminated tenure and a salary boost for master’s degrees.  Add to that an increase in testing and momentum was building for a walk-out on November 4th.