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Old 10-16-2013, 11:43 AM
 
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Why North Carolina Resident Matthew Brown Is Happy His Wife Is Quitting Teaching

Why North Carolina Resident Matthew Brown Is Happy His Wife Is Quitting Teaching
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Months after Anastasia Trueman made headlines when she said she was leaving the teaching profession in response to state budget cuts, another North Carolina resident said his wife, a teacher of seven years, has also had enough.
In a letter to the Raleigh, N.C., newspaper, The News & Observer, Matthew Brown wrote that his wife was leaving the profession amid low pay, hostile policies and an unbearable workload:
“After nearly seven years of her passion for teaching turning to dread, she is free to live her life unburdened by the oppressive hands of incompetent legislators and school board members who wish to micromanage education without actually getting involved with the people in it....”
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:51 PM
 
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That's pretty tragic stuff. I just moved here from the DC suburbs of Maryland were teacher pay is a little nuts, but I'd rather shell out the extra money and have good schools and places where people flock because of it.
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Treat employees like crap, and you'll find out who is willing to put up with it, and the type of work they give.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:59 AM
 
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We've all talked for years about the injustices of the state-public teaching profession. It's about time we start making some noise instead of crying about it and feeling sorry for teachers.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:20 AM
 
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I'm quitting at the end of this month. Administrators, students, parents, and legislators treat teachers like dirt and then continue to expect more and more. I look forward to getting home at night and just focusing on my family and our needs instead of stressing out about everything happening at school.
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:31 PM
 
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The irony: It's not any better in the corporate world.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Charlotte Metro Area
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I'm quitting at the end of this month. Administrators, students, parents, and legislators treat teachers like dirt and then continue to expect more and more. I look forward to getting home at night and just focusing on my family and our needs instead of stressing out about everything happening at school.
In the corporate sector, it's bosses, clients, users, and other co-workers in place of your example. And at least the school districts don't have to cut more costs to pay a dividend to the stock holders.
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:15 PM
 
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We've all talked for years about the injustices of the state-public teaching profession. It's about time we start making some noise instead of crying about it and feeling sorry for teachers.
And do what? Form a union? That would go over well.
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:26 PM
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I saw that letter several weeks ago. Perhaps the best document I have ever seen. Though he misses a number of points.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:22 PM
 
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I have been doing the same job for 30+ years. I have no tenure and have not gotten a 'raise' in years. In fact, during the last 4 or 5 years my income has drastically decreased.

I don't think being a teacher is easy and I understand their complaints but it's no easier on the other side. I am anxious to hear where all these teachers that are quitting are finding such great jobs.
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