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Are we appreciated?

I am a 12 year teacher in Guilford County and am furious about the way the pay cut was handled. I understand the reason for it, but the timing is awful We have known for almost a year our budget was short. Why now on our last paycheck before the summer? I have heard Bev Perdue will in fact take the pay cut, which for her comes to $700. But when you take into account that she does not have to pay for food, car, and other expenses that we have to pay, it doesn't really matter to her, since we the taxpayers are paying that for her. Also, I find it interesting that she issued a Proclamation making the Week of May 3 - May 9 teacher appreciation week and to let parents and area businesses know so that they can support us in some way. But the Proclamation was issued on Wednesday, May 7. Oh, I am sure the community will be able to show its appreciation on such short notice. It is hypocritical to "Appreciate" us just 2 weeks after cutting our pay. And then, it is like she gave us an appreciation week and took half of that, too!


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