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From a college students perspective..

I vote we put Bev Perdue in a Kindergarten class room with 32 students (you know, the number of students going to be in a classroom next year due to the cut of teachers being employed and our growing population) for one week, without a teacher assistant (because they have all been laid off). And in this same week, she will live off the salary of a teacher(including her half of percent pay cut she gave to all state employees). Remember, of course, she would have to set aside a good portion of that money to put her two daughters through college (because apparently you make enough money so you don't receive financial aid). And all in this same week, I want her to find out that her underpaid husband (also an employee of the State, who also received a pay cut) could possibly not have a job as of July 1st (because of the job cuts in the Department of Labor). I am a college student, and needless to say I will not be following in the footsteps of my mother, my aunts, or my cousins as the profession of a teacher. It's a shame, I have the upmost respect for teachers due to the stress and long hours I learned as a child while watching my mother as a teacher. The State of NC has once again lost another teacher, but in a different way. Mainly because my family begged me to change my major this past year. From a college student's perspective there needs to be a heads up for the future of our schools: The majority of us "education majors" are all switching out. Once we get out of this "economic crisis" you will not have anymore "new" teachers to hire.

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