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Raleigh, NC – The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) today endorsed Cal Cunningham’s campaign for Senate in North Carolina. NCAE, the state’s largest education advocacy organization for public school employees, recognized Cal’s proven leadership fighting for North Carolina public schools and students.
“We know we have work to do toward ensuring every classroom in North Carolina has a well-paid, well-trained teacher, and I’m ready to get to work partnering with educators across our state to secure the resources needed in our public schools,” said Cal Cunningham. “In the U.S. Senate, I’m committed to doing what it takes to give all students the sound, basic education that will allow them to grow and thrive.”
“NCAE is proud to endorse Cal Cunningham, a longtime supporter of North Carolina public schools and students,” said NCAE President Mark Jewel. “He believes in the promise of our state and I know he will be a champion and strong advocate for schools and educators in Washington.”
In the State Senate, Cal fought for smaller class sizes and increased teacher pay. He also voted to start what’s known today as North Carolina Pre-K, so North Carolina kids could have a strong start.
In the U.S. Senate, Cal is committed to ensuring there is a highly-qualified, well-paid teacher in every classroom, and investing in kids’ futures through access to early childhood education and much needed investments in public schools. He will work to fund Title I and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), ensure rural school districts have reliable funding to deliver services for their students, and support investments in specialized instructional support personnel to support students with unique academic and developmental needs.
This endorsement builds on endorsements from the The Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics of North Carolina, League of Conservation Voters, NC State AFL-CIO, and over 140 local elected officials and community leaders across North Carolina, among others.