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Protestors turn “Red for Ed” into political statement

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — As members of the New Hanover County Board of Education met for their meeting they were met by protestors who were Red for Ed.

Twenty to thirty protestors from the group Progress NC picketed the meeting expressing their frustrations with the lack of funding for teacher salaries.

While teachers have maintained that Red for Ed is not a political message Progress NC members say that if you want to support “red” you need to vote “blue”.

“The general assembly, the people who are behind that haven’t asked teachers their opinions on what is going to help them do the best they can to provide the best quality instruction for our public schools that they can,” said Sandy Younce. “Instead they make up whims based on assumptions that they have.”

The protestors say that no current teachers showed up to the protest because they are afraid to lose their job, so it’s up to the community to make educators voices heard.

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