Dear Supt. Johnson, Where Will You be “Standing” on May 1st?

Last year Mark Johnson made it clear where he stood on a couple of issues that were at the heart of the May 16th march and rally.

He also made it clear where he actually would not be physically standing on May 16th.


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In the eight days that remain before educators and public school advocates will come to hold class in Raleigh, it make one wonder where Mark Johnson stands on the five core issues at the heart of this year’s event.

  1. Provide $15 minimum wage for all school personnel, 5% raise for all ESPs (non-certified staff), teachers, admin, and a 5% cost of living adjustment for retirees
  2. Provide enough school librarians, psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, and other health professionals to meet national standards
  3. Expand Medicaid to improve the health of our students and families
  4. Reinstate state retiree health benefits eliminated by the General Assembly in 2017
  5. Restore advanced degree compensation stripped by the General Assembly in 2013​

Then one last item for Mr. Johnson: where will he be actually standing on May 1st? In Raleigh with educators and public school advocates or someplace else?