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Teachers work second jobs to make ends meet

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Kirk A. Bado is a graduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill studying journalism. Before coming to North Carolina, Kirk worked at the Tennessean where he covered state politics, breaking news, and the Nashville music scene. His passion is improving his community through journalism. Follow him on Twitter @kirk_bado.

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  • Kirsten Russ

    In the Social Studies Department of 21 teachers at my high school, 15 teachers have 2nd and 3rd jobs so that they may teach and pay all bills.

  • Andi Webb

    This is the reality of teaching in NC and it simply should not be so. A profession as honorable as ours should honor teachers with pay that allows a modest home, car, and food without having to work multiple jobs.