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First year teacher already looking to leave
Posted By Lindsay Wagner On November 20, 2013 @ 3:10 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
Today’s Soapbox submissions include a story from one first year teacher  who is already looking for a way out of her path toward financial ruin.
I literally scrape by every month to make ends meet with maybe only 10 dollars to spare after the necessary costs (food, rent, gas, etc). If I am sick, I try to not go to the doctor as my copays are $30, which is too much for me to spend.
I would love to get my master’s degree, but cannot afford to get it with my current pay. I teach very low-income students, so I pay for everything they need (pencils, folders, markers, pens, erasers, notebooks, binders and anything else required for my class throughout the semester).
I am not bitter in doing so, but I have to eat and take care of myself too. While I love teaching in the state of North Carolina (I love my school and my location), I do not foresee myself staying here much longer due to the current pay level.
Read this teacher’s story and more over at Your Soapbox .
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 a story from one first year teacher: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/submissions/the-state-of-teaching/
 Your Soapbox: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/your-soapbox
 Teacher rarely sees own daughter, wonders if it’s worth it: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/11/15/teacher-rarely-sees-own-daughter-wonders-if-its-worth-it/
 Special education teacher struggles with bills: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/11/14/special-education-teacher-struggles-with-bills/
 Today’s Teacher Soapbox: fewer TAs, large class sizes and a needed culture change: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/11/18/todays-teacher-soapbox-fewer-tas-large-class-sizes-and-a-needed-culture-change/
 More looniness on teacher pay?: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/11/13/more-looniness-on-teacher-pay/
 Teachers recount huge workloads and technology burdens in today’s Soapbox: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/11/19/teachers-recount-huge-workloads-and-technology-burdens-in-todays-soapbox/
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