GREENSBORO -- The looming fiscal cliff could take a toll on schools. Wednesday, members of the North Carolina Association of Educators gathered at Ben Smith High School in Greensboro.
They said higher tax rates and spending cuts could lead to a reduction of nearly $5 billion in funding for education, including $100 million in North Carolina.
"We want to let everyone know that we need Congress to stand with us and to not place the middle class as the problem solvers to have to pay the debt that we didn't even cause," said Mark Jewell, the vice president of the North Carolina Association of Educators.
The group called on lawmakers, including Sen. Kay Hagan, to reach a compromise.