Aim Higher NC is holding a press conference in Charlotte today to urge people to petition state officials for higher teacher pay. The group has logged more than 26,500 electronic signatures since organizing in response to a January op-ed piece by former N.C. Gov. Jim Hunt urging state lawmakers to get the state's teacher pay up to the state average.
Update: Joe Nolan, House Speaker Thom Tillis' chief of staff, got curious enough to look up the group's application for incorporation with the secretary of state's office. The applicant is listed as Sabra Faires, an attorney for Bailey & Dixon law firm, which Nolan describes as "the go-to law firm for all liberal advocacy."