Teachers see Carolina Setback, not Comeback
Across the state teachers are struggling to make ends meet. And to compound matters, the new budget passed by the General Assembly does nothing to alleviate these hardships. Many teachers have even begun to pick up second jobs in retail settings to earn the extra money they need to survive. K-12 educators pull extra shifts at stores such as Old Navy and Belks in order to supplement the terrible income the state affords them. While Pat McCrory may see his time in office as a Carolina Comeback, teachers see only Carolina Setbacks.
If you have a child who takes American history at South Central High School, it’s possible that Kasey Gray is his or her teacher.
It also is possible that if you have shopped at Old Navy in Greenville, you have encountered her working and pulling extra shifts to make ends meet.
“It was not my plan as a college graduate to have to take on a second job to support myself,” Gray said. “Being taken away for 15 to 25 hours from what I need to do in my classroom is devastating. I am not the only one.