Statesville NAACP

2nd Annual Education Forum

Come Out and Let Your Voice Be Heard

We will be addressing the needs of individual Students and Schools and planting the seeds for a secure future for Our Children’s EDUCATION!

2nd Annual Education Forum

Monday, Nov. 18th, 6:30pm

Mt Pleasant AME Zion Church, 537 S Center St. Statesville, NC 28677

Statesville, NC

Education Updates to be Discussed:

5,200 teaching positions lost under the approved budget
4,580 teacher assistants positions lost under the approved State budget
It takes 15 years for NC school teacher with a BA degree to earn 40,000
NC ranks 50th in average teacher salary has not increased over the past 10 yrs.
$10 million dollars in public funds allocated for the first time in NC State budget for private school vouchers (partial funding through scholarships given to students with disabilities who attend religious or other private school, won’t pay for all the cost of private school, so funding likely to go to middle and upper class families)
Resegregating Schools-Allowing Charter Schools to add one grade per year without oversight and to serve specific groups rather than reflect the ethnic or racial composition of the school district.
Eliminating pre-school for more than 300,000 poor children
Ending tenure for teachers (enacting a 25% requirement for tenure for School Districts)
Ending payment for Advanced Degree