Our Petition: Teachers Deserve a Raise

You've heard me talk about how the cost of the Superintendent's plan to pay our teachers a fairer wage is about the same as buying 4 pizzas. Well, now the Wake County School Board has approved that budget. The only thing standing between our teachers and a 3.5% raise is a vote of the Wake County Commissioners. Please join me in asking Paul Coble to support the School System's budget, including that pay raise. Sign our petition, and I'll deliver it to the County Commission at their meeting on June 2.

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How we did it

The reports are in, and we out-raised our opponent! That’s right, on the finance report we filed yesterday, we show that we raised just over $43,000 and our incumbent opponent raised $19,450. People are looking for change, and support our message of good schools, good transportation and sustainable growth. It's not just that we out-raised him, it's how we did it. We have everyday, hardworking Wake County folks behind us. We had 230 supporters who have backed this campaign. Who does our opponent have? A few special interests with deep pockets. Our campaign is about giving Wake Cou

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4 Pizzas

We recently rolled out this video to explain that it would only cost the average Wake County taxpayer $60 a year to give our teachers a raise in pay. That’s about the cost of 4 pizzas. One local television station even showed a clip of the video on a nightly newscast this week. The issue could not be more important. This year alone, we have lost over 6

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Would you trade 4 pizzas to give teachers a better salary?

Check out www.4pizzas.org I hope this site will get us all talking about a crucial issue to the future of Wake County: our schools. Just this year, we have lost more than 600 teachers. That's a staggering increase over the normal year. Why are teachers leaving? Because they feel underappreciated, overburdened, and let's face it, underpaid. Teachers are professionals. And we need to pay them like professionals. Right now, we aren't doing that, and teachers a

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Leadership

Whether it's business climate, value in higher education. quality of life, or growth, we are blessed here in Wake County to be at the top of nearly all the rankings. Our community has grown and thrived over the past 25 years because we have had forward thinking community leaders and public officials at the state and local levels. Unfortunately, in recent years, we have seen how hyper-partisan elected officials who are hostile to progress can put our future in jeopardy. Our position at the top of all the rankings in the years to come is not guaranteed. We need leaders who plan today for the

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