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NC Teacher Congress Zone Information
- The state has been divided into 42 zones (indicated by color; one zone is for charter schools). Each zone represents at least 950 teachers and each zone has at least one teacher representative in the Congress.
- Zones with more teachers have more than one representative, and the number they have is indicated on the zone map below
How Teachers Will Earn the Opportunity to Go to the NC Teacher Congress
- The NC Teacher Congress will meet on the MLK Holiday weekend and will be comprised of zone leaders. Using the system described below, we can be certain that the 101 teachers at the NC Teacher Congress can direct the activities of at least 25,250 of the NC teaching force, insuring critical mass for collective action that is geographically distributed across the state.
- Teachers that want to go to the Congress (aspiring zone leaders) will complete a google form where they declare their intent and send us a picture and short statement of biography, experience, qualifications and their philosophy related to activism. This information will be posted by Red4Ed NC on their zone’s webpage to share their interest in becoming a zone leader.
- Aspiring zones leaders should reach out to as many schools in their zone as possible to help them get organized and to gain name recognition and a reputation as a trustworthy and reliable leader.
- As schools get 30% of their teachers (and Educational Support Personnel, ESPs, at the Red4Ed school leader’s discretion) to submit commitment forms (verifiable by a form-generated spreadsheet), they can “pledge” that number of teachers / ESPs to one of the candidates on their zone page via a google form.
- When the voting window opens, the aspiring zone leaders with the most pledges behind them will earn a seat at the Congress, with a minimum of 250 required. Any candidate with 250 pledges will be considered as an alternate to fill any empty seats at the Congress.
- If all 101 seats are not filled by this method, the Red4EdNC Board of Advisors will determine a fair process for how empty seats will be filled. They will prioritize geographic diversity.