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Brunswick teacher rallies against school performance bills


BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- The Brunswick County Board of Education got a lesson on new bills in Raleigh that would grade schools based on performance grades. Teachers feel they would be penalized and could lose pay under the system.

One Brunswick County teacher is raising support and passing out red arm bands to highlight her cause. Laura Hunter spoke against the legislation at Tuesday night’s meeting.

"There are a lot of penalizing things," Hunter said. "I have identified three major issues: Accountability based on growth; performance pay that supports and celebrates growth; and of course unfreezing teacher pay."

Teachers across the state are organizing their efforts to oppose House Bill 435 and Senate Bill 361.

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