In order to learn even more about the public education debate, check out these links that helped me do my research.
http://www.ncgop.org/nc-house-republicans-state-education-spending-the-facts/ – This link is sponsored by the GOP and gives information about their side of the argument.
This article from the Huffington Post outlines the basis of the Moral Monday protests and also shows a slideshow of pictures from he different protests.
This is another article by the Huffington Post which details the choice of one North Carolina teacher to quit after the new budget was passed.
This is the website of an organization that advocates for teacher assistants. They provide a way for supporters of teacher assistants to take action against the legislature as well as giving facts about the current budget.
Here is a link to an opinion piece I read while trying to think of solutions for my theory post. The author proposes an interesting, detailed solution to help education in North Carolina.
This is a statistical website that outlines where North Carolina stands in many categories including enrollment, price per student, and salaries.
This is a blog written by Diane Ravitch who is a historian of education. It was really interesting and helpful for me to read about her view on education and apply it to the problems North Carolina is having.