North Carolina is latest in a string of states where teachers have gone on strike to push for higher pay and better conditions.
CMS says North Carolina is 43rd in the nation when it comes to per-pupil expenditures. The state is also about $10,000 behind the national average for teacher pay.
"I think a lot of us started to see, 'well shoot, if West Virginia can do it, North Carolina can do it, ' " middle school Spanish teacher Sally Merryman told NPR. In Oklahoma, the teachers union secured raises and increases to school funding and say they'll focus on supporting pro-education candidates in upcoming elections.
The National Education Association reported last month that North Carolina teachers earn about $50,000 on average, ranking them 39th in the country previous year.
Perdue served as governor from 2009 to 2013.
"This decision has been made to demonstrate support for our teachers and ensure that student safety is never compromised".
Past year the North Carolina state assembly approved $2.5 million in cuts to education funding, including layoffs and the elimination of vacant positions in low-income and low-performing school districts.
He ended the post by thanking teachers who aren't planning to participate in the rally, saying they are the one who "stand up to the bullies and self serving thugs of the Teachers Union and believe in showing up for work".
"Whether it's this issue or the gun issue, they're being pimped and prostituted", said Terry McCann, a math teacher at J.D. Clement Early College High School.
The post received more than 1,000 reactions over the weekend. Many of them plan to take part in the rally. "I want you to know that I am roughly being paid $53 a day to educate your child".
"Our goal is to overwhelm the system with absences so that the district considers closing school for the day, allowing educators to go to Raleigh", says the May16.org website created by event organizers.
"They need tomorrow and by not having it, they're at risk of not passing their grade", Jarvis said.
Tens of thousands of educators are expected at Wednesday's march.
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