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Teacher assistants already being cut, while McCrory plans to proudly sign a budget that preserves TA positions

Governor Pat McCrory has said repeatedly he plans to sign the 2014 budget passed last week–and with pride, thanks in part to the fact that it preserves teacher assistant positions, which are particularly important to him.trackingCuts-web-600

But on the ground, we’re already seeing local school districts cutting teacher assistants positions as they are faced with sizable shortfalls in their budgets that were handed down from the General Assembly.

The Chief Financial Officer for the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, Philip Price, explained to N.C. Policy Watch last week that this year’s budget actually spends $105 million less on teacher assistants than was originally budgeted for 2014 last summer– and this move comes on top of years of huge cuts to TAs.

Here’s what we know so far:

Got more cuts to the classroom to report? Email me at lindsay@ncpolicywatch.com or give me an old-fashioned phone call at 919-861-1460. I’ll be Tracking the Cuts once again this year.

 

8 Comments

  1. Ray Stone

    August 6, 2014 at 11:57 am

    He should be ashamed

  2. Pertains!

    August 6, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    I doubt shame is how he feels as much as anger that everyone is not as pleased as he had been told everyone would feel….

  3. Alex

    August 6, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Where is John Grooms when you need him ?

  4. Alan

    August 6, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Where is Alex’s brain when it’s needed…. oh wait, never mind…

  5. Alex

    August 6, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    As usual, Alan is trying to be funny but with the same old result !

  6. Alan

    August 7, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Not trying to be funny at all, I seriously do wonder where your brain has gone.

  7. Alex

    August 7, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Alan, I would recommend some professional help for your obsession ! You are really not making any sense whatsoever.

  8. Alan

    August 7, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Alex, then I must be in good company, as your psychotic obsession with “not making any sense” is the same crap you state on this site on EVERY topic. Keep up the good work, the more crap you spew the more obvious it is for everyone who you really represent, “Alex”.