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Our teachers undervalued

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Teacher paychecks aren’t high enough because of the school budget problem. While some teachers are doing perfectly fine, others are either being laid off, or put on part-time. Another thing that isn’t very good is furlough days. Although they’re a great time for kids, teachers have to deal with the bad part of the break: not getting paid during that period. Although those breaks are fun to me, I believe that the government can’t not pay the schools so that they can pay the teachers. I know that we live in a very poor economy but still teachers have to live off of their salaries and their salaries are declining — the teachers that still have jobs, anyway. The economy and state policies don’t help, but still I believe that it isn’t all right. NOAH LaPERA, student, Auburn