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News Education Rep. Haire decries loss of more than 6,300 educators in N.C.

More than 6,300 education jobs have been eliminated to date in North Carolina schools, according to new data released Wednesday, Aug. 31, by the state Department of Public Instruction.

“This is shameful,” Rep. Haire said. “Our children only have one chance at an education and we are diminishing their opportunities when we take away their teachers and their teacher assistants. I voted against this awful plan because I worried it would devastate our schools. This report shows the harm that it has already caused.”

The report shows that 18 teaching positions, 23 teaching assistant jobs and four Central office and non-certified staff positions were eliminated in Haywood, Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties.

An estimated 5,000 jobs were saved for this year only because of federal stimulus money that will run out in September 2012. In addition, 64 of the state’s 115 school districts saved jobs by reducing the number of days or hours their employees worked.

“This year is bad, but next year may also be difficult unless the budget writers come up with a way to put more money into our schools,” Rep. Haire said. “We need to stop putting teachers out of work and start putting our children first.”





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