Educating young children is one of our most important jobs as a community. In North Carolina, we take this responsibility seriously and that’s why we’ve traditionally employed teachers assistants in the early grades of elementary school.
Teachers assistants deliver invaluable support in the classroom by providing individualized attention to students, monitoring student behavior, and sometimes even driving the bus to school.
It’s not just about giving the teacher a break – it’s about enriching the learning experience for young children so that they are successful down the road.
Unfortunately, the NC General Assembly recently voted to cut over $450 million from our public school system. The Department of Public Instruction estimates that this cut will result in the loss of over 2000 teachers assistants.
If you’re interested in learning more about how to prevent these cuts in the future, visit www.togethernc.org.