North Carolina Teacher Union Officials Fiddle While Schools Close

North Carolina Education Association teacher union officials are pleased with the havoc they have brought about urging teachers to rally and protest on May 15. T. Kung Hui has the story in News Observer.

Wake County school leaders announced Monday afternoon that schools will be closed May 16 because more than 2,500 teachers, or more than a quarter of all Wake teachers, have requested May 16 off. Thousands of teachers from across the state plan to be in Raleigh for the “March For Students and Rally For Respect.”

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Durham and Chapel Hill-Carrboro school systems had already decided to close May 16 because so many teachers plan to be out. The Orange County and the Guilford County school systems and Mooresville Graded School District in Iredell County also announced Monday that they’ll close May 16.