NC Governor Cooper issues emergency call to action to protect public schools from extremist Republican legislation

During a public announcement held May 23, Governor Roy Cooper declared that public education in North Carolina is facing a state of emergency. In his address, the Governor outlined extreme legislation in the NC General Assembly that would cripple the state’s public education system and urged North Carolinians to contact their legislators. “It’s clear that…

New GOP-appointed commission could suggest what standards are taught in NC schools 

Republican lawmakers in North Carolina want more say on what’s taught in public schools, including potentially revising the state’s controversial new social studies standards.  The N.C. House K-12 Education Committee backed a bill on Tuesday that would create a new commission appointed by lawmakers that would recommend the standards that would be taught in each…

‘They assume we don’t exist’

A bill that would prohibit transgender girls from playing girls’ sports in middle and high schools in North Carolina cleared its first hurdle Tuesday, passing the state Senate Education/Higher Education Committee. Out of the approximately 180,000 active student athletes in the state, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association says, only about 15 are transgender.…

Republicans fast-tracking anti-LGBTQ bills through NC legislature

During the first week of April, the North Carolina Legislature filed a series of bills targeting the rights of Trans youth in sports and healthcare. SB 631 and its companion bill HB 574 ban Trans students from participating on the team consistent with their gender, and SB 636 bans trans and intersex girls from sports.…


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