Approximately four years ago, the Wake County Public School System “demoted” full-time teacher assistants in order to save money, reducing their salaries by 7.5 percent. I lost $1,500 yearly.
The state budget’s one-time $500 increase to noncertified public school employees still leaves me considerably behind my previous salary. I work as a full-time dedicated and respected special programs teacher assistant at Martin Middle School and am offended that my salary has not been restored to at least its previous level.
The Wake County Public School System owes its full-time teacher assistants more respect.
Judy Koss, Raleigh
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