I am a student at Valley Springs Middle School. We recently learned that two of our favorite teachers’ jobs are in jeopardy due to the recent education-funding budgets proposed by the state. Eighty teachers in Buncombe County may not have jobs next year. This will make classroom numbers bigger and provide less time for teachers to work with students one on one.
The budget cut will not be passed until the summer. Imagine having to wait until mid-summer to find out for sure if you have a job or not.
We have time to stop or decrease this cut. We need to take decisive action. Please join us in making a difference in the lives of the teachers who have made a difference in our lives.
— Harshita Jain,
eighth-grade student at Valley Springs Middle