At a press conference on the steps of the old county courthouse before the Guilford County Commissioners meeting (today at 5:30 p.m.), attendees said teacher’s assistants play a “vital” role that is often overlooked in schools, adding that they fill a wide variety of needs within a school.
“After cutting 3,500 teacher assistant positions last year, the Senate budget proposes cutting $223 million currently allocated to teacher assistants, resulting in the elimination of another 7,400 teacher assistant positions statewide,” a press release for the event said.
That includes a projected 333 positions in Guilford County, according to the release.
Join the First Amendment Society, a membership that goes directly to funding TCB‘s newsroom.
We believe that reporting can save the world.
The TCB First Amendment Society recognizes the vital role of a free, unfettered press with a bundling of local experiences designed to build community, and unique engagements with our newsroom that will help you understand, and shape, local journalism’s critical role in uplifting the people in our cities.
All revenue goes directly into the newsroom as reporters’ salaries and freelance commissions.