Letters to the Editor

August 30, 2014

William Flythe: Not winners

Although GOP leaders claim that public school employees were winners in the 2014-15 budget fight, the “fine print” indicates that they were overall losers. Approximately 3,300 teacher assistants will lose their jobs when funding is cut by $105 million. Many experienced teachers will lose their longevity pay and receive less than a 2 percent salary increase. Although it has been almost 10 years since new textbooks were purchased, the book allowance for the entire state will be $1 million, only 60 cents per student.

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