Mobile billboard during strike urges teachers to dump unions

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By Brooke Medina | Civitas Institute

RALEIGH – For a second year, 33 school districts and five charter schools closed their doors to students on Wednesday as state-level members of the nation’s largest teachers union, the National Education Association, opted to strike rather than educate

Many teachers have been led to believe that the NEA and their state chapter, North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), exist to advance the best interests of educators and students.

Unfortunately, this is not the case.


To highlight that message, a mobile billboard urged teachers to can cancel their NCAE and NEA memberships, by driving around downtown Raleigh for the entirety of the march in hopes of reaching as many educators as possible.

Teachers who opt out of these organizations will save more than $500 per year.

The highly political and polarizing behavior of the NCAE and NEA are alienating many North Carolina educators, which might explain the unions’ declining membership numbers in the state!

“The May Day Teacher Strike is another example of how one particular special interest group is taking North Carolina parents and students hostage for its own political ends,” said Civitas Institute President Donald Bryson. “This strike, or demonstration, is not about children and schools. It is about the NCAE claiming political power, and finding ways to funnel taxpayer money to adults, not children.”