Marchers hold signs outside the N.C. House chambers at a May rally. Teachers and others from across the state want policy makers to find a ways to boost teacher pay, increase school funding, and create equity in schools.
Marchers hold signs outside the N.C. House chambers at a May rally. Teachers and others from across the state want policy makers to find a ways to boost teacher pay, increase school funding, and create equity in schools. Chris Seward
Marchers hold signs outside the N.C. House chambers at a May rally. Teachers and others from across the state want policy makers to find a ways to boost teacher pay, increase school funding, and create equity in schools. Chris Seward

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