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Teacher assistant made more money at Kentucky Fried Chicken

In today’s Soapbox, we hear from one assistant principal who learned that one of her teacher assistants made more money when she worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken.

And a teacher writes that she can’t afford to teach:

Our family insurance costs over $600 per month, and the coverage is terrible. In essence, I am actually making less each year that I teach because my salary stays the same, but my insurance premiums keep going up.

Over the summer I do freelance writing so I can stay home with my girls and still earn money. I also take freelance writing jobs on the weekends and after school. It doesn’t make logical sense for me to continue to teach in North Carolina. The policymakers are destroying our entire education system and making it impossible for good teachers to stay. There is no need to look further than Raleigh to determine why North Carolina schools are having trouble keeping quality teachers. They should be ashamed of what they are doing to this state.

Read these stories at more over at Your Soapbox.

2 Comments

  1. Alex

    November 27, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Family coverage under the State Health Plan has always been extremely high because of the risk pool. Why wouldn’t she cover herself only, and then put the rest of the family on Obamacare or a cheaper HSA plan? There is no advantage in putting the child on this policy.

  2. LayintheSmakDown

    November 29, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Alex, in this post it would not fit the story line. Although, with the mess and high cost that is barrrycare they would likely be even worse off.