It Isn’t a Teacher Rally; It’s A Rally for Public Education

Here’s that iconic picture from last year’s march and rally on May 16th.


Those were not all teachers. There were parents, community members, students, supporters, local representatives, and other public school advocates.

And on May 1st, that sea of red going flowing through the streets of Raleigh will have those same people in it who make public education really work – teachers from traditional and charter schools, students, administrators and:

  • Teacher Assistants
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Guidance Counselors
  • Media Assistants
  • Interpreters
  • Therapists – speech, occupational, physical
  • Community Coaches
  • Data Control and Clerks
  • Janitors
  • Maintenance
  • Bus Drivers and Transportation
  • Food Services
  • Crossing Guards
  • Nurses
  • PTSA
  • Other Volunteers
  • Community supporters

And the list goes on…

But it’s all about the students.