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Your Soapbox — On the front lines: Educators’ stories inside and outside the classroom


Thanks to the General Assembly, teachers have watched North Carolina fall from 25th to 46th in the nation in teacher pay since 2008. In July, lawmakers stripped teachers of tenure and salary supplements for those who have obtained master's degrees.

Educators are also dealing with years of drastic cuts to supplies, textbooks, and teacher assistants.

Below are some stories from educators about their experiences in the classroom during this time. What are your experiences? We want to hear from you. Tell us your story. If you have photos to send of you or your classrooms, please email them to

Personal stories from North Carolina's educators:

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