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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington area teachers and their supporters took a stand for education today.

Decked out in red, they stood along South College Road near UNCW at lunchtime to make a statement about what they call the disrespectful actions of the General Assembly toward students and educators.

“We’re dissatisfied with their budget,” media specialist and librarian Barbara Andersen said. “We feel that it is a disservice to our children, which is our future, and we’re tired of being disrespected and not taken seriously as a profession.”

Many educators are critical of the recently approved state budget and its funding for education, including teacher pay. They say now some veteran teachers will lose money and not see any raises.

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