The following is a submission from an educator as part of the Your Soapbox feature, which explores the experiences of educators in North Carolina through their own words. Check out more first person stories here, or if you are an educator, submit your own.
Education cuts hurt kindergarten
This school year has been my most difficult in my 10 years of teaching. We don’t have the supplies we need because of the deep budget cuts. Worst of all, I no longer have a full time TA. It is extremely difficult to work with the children and make sure you are meeting their needs when you have to share your TA with another class. I want to have more intricate and fun activities and work hard with the children in small groups, but it is really hard without another adult in the room.