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Friday, June 14, 2013

Please Help!

I don't normally do this, but this is something that means a great deal to me and will affect me if voted into place.

As most of you know, I'm a school teacher and I absolutely love my job.
For the past three years, I've been working on my Master's of Reading part time
and for the last year, completing my National Boards.

It was announced in the educational budget for the state of North Carolina that in order for teachers to receive Master's level pay, they must complete their degree by April 1, 2014. 
After this date, Master's level pay will no longer be awarded.

Guys, I literally finish my degree in May of 2014 - there is no way to finish by April 1.
I do not teach for the money - how crazy would I have to be to think I would get rich in this profession-
However, I haven't received a raise in the last 5 years.  I'm going into my 8th year of teaching being paid what a 2nd year teacher gets paid.  I can't say the only reason I went for my Master's is for the raise, but it was definitely a motivating factor in my decision.

Already, North Carolina is 48th in the nation for teacher salary.
I'm fearful for what this new budget will mean for education in our state.
I'm afraid fantastic teachers are going to leave and students are going to suffer.

If you are a teacher, have a teacher in your family, loved a teacher growing up, or ever had a teacher,
please, sign this petition below and let's prevent this budget from being passed this way.

Thank you so much!

Via

5 comments:

  1. I totally agree. I just went and signed it!

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  2. You are an amazing teacher and I want to help anyway that I can! So,Done!

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  3. Right here with you as a teacher who makes less and less each year. But wouldn't it be more effective to contact senators and representatives?

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  4. Signed! I CANNOT believe they would do something this unfair and dumb! Good luck- maybe at the very least they will grandfather all of you who will be graduating in May ( I mean how unfair and stupid is an April cut-off?!)

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  5. I signed it and shared it on my Facebook! Good luck, girlie! I suggest asking one of the really big bloggers to share it. I got a lot of votes last time I did that ;)

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