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Teachers rally in last Moral Monday

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -

Governor McCrory signs the state's new budget and our educators say the cuts are deep. State public schools will lose almost 500-million dollars over the next 2-years and teachers are furious. They joined the last Moral Monday protest in Raleigh.

"We stood back for all these weeks and met with them on their terms, but the being nice and trying to compromise didn't do us any good. So we now have to go get a little bit louder." Emily Klinedinst, Pitt County Association of Educators President said.

Decisions made by the General Assembly caused classroom limits to soar, the elimination of many teaching assistants, tenure, and higher education stipends.

"The students need to come first. We are cutting money for materials and supplies too. And guess who is paying for it? The teachers." Melissa Coxe said.

Pitt County District Officials say they are disappointed with the budget. At first they anticipated $5.9 million in cuts. But since the legislature took away discretionary cuts, they'll be without $850,000.

"I don't think there's anybody who works for Pitt County schools who doesn't support the teachers and feel like teachers are over worked and under paid." Pitt County School's Spokesman Brock Letchworth said.

Until recently, the North Carolina Association of Educators kept a low profile. But now say enough is enough.

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