A North Carolina teachers' union is calling for the implementation of universal health care and welfare benefits for illegal immigrants in order to reopen schools in the fall. Just days after the Durham Association of Educators DAE issued a statement railing against the school district's reopening plan, Durham Public Schools voted unanimously to hold all classes virtually for at least the first nine weeks of the school year. Included in the DAE statement was a call to adopt a variety of far-left policy goals before holding in-person classes, including Medicare for All and "direct income support regardless of immigration status. The union's statement also calls for a full shutdown of the state, saying "until that is done, remote learning should remain the default.
Gay teacher sues over firing from Catholic school in North Carolina
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Their membership included educators such as James E. Price, founder of Livingstone College. NCTA boasted an African American membership that included not only educators but also politicians, lawyers and doctors. The Association denounced the Dortch Act, a bill that divided the tax revenues of black and white citizens who supported public education. The Act allowed at least ten citizens to call an election to determine whether only white tax revenue should support white schools and whether black tax revenues should support black schools. If whites called for an election, blacks were not allowed to vote, and vice versa. The members denounced the bill because it limited school funding on the grounds that whites owned more property than blacks.
Teacher who read gay-themed fairy tale in class resigns after protest
AP — A gay teacher sued a Roman Catholic school on Wednesday for firing him after he announced his wedding to a man, the latest in a series of legal fights over antidiscrimination protections for LGBT people. The lawsuit argues Charlotte Catholic High School violated federal employment law by firing Lonnie Billard from a substitute teaching role in after a Facebook post about his wedding. Billard taught English and drama full time at the school for more than a decade, earning its Teacher of the Year award in He then transitioned to a role as a regular substitute teacher, typically working more than a dozen weeks per year, according to the lawsuit. He posted about his upcoming wedding in October , and was informed by an assistant principal several weeks later that he no longer had a job with the school.
Before his dismissal, retired Billard had continued to work as a regular substitute teacher in Charlotte Catholic High School. Although the diocese has claimed that the school made the decision, Billard has challenged this version of events:. I had talked with one of the administration officials. He knew [about the engagement announcement]. He said he knew me to be a good teacher and a good person.