I'm saddened that we are the first targeted for job cuts. I am a Teacher Assistant for my county. This year has been a hard year with students who have mild to severe behavior issue. Since most counties are trying to mainstream these kids into a normal setting, it takes two professionals in the classroom to keep their students successful. Without two trained, qualified persons in the room....a Teacher is left with trying to teach a class of 20 or more students without any help, while addressing behavior problems in the class which can be very distracting. I hope that Governor McCroy will visit some of NC schools, to get a better understanding of the need for Teacher Assistants. Administration can only do so much to ensure student success. We depend on great teachers to teach our children. But, without help they, the teacher cannot address each childs needs especially those EOG testing. You will see a drastic decline in scores. Rethink where budget cuts need to take place, don't take it from our children. Please keep our TA's. Thank you..
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