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.