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Great Deal on Phones

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EITC

Last year was the only year my family was able to receive the EITC. As a military family, which is considered an at-risk ...
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Too much

I am paying almost as much to the state in income taxes as I do to the federal government. For what? All I ...
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2014 NC State Income Tax Negative Impact

Our 2013 NC State Income Tax was $251.00.  Our 2014 NC State Income Tax is $1,415.00.   That is a 564% increase.   ...
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Senate and House Budgets harm all citizens

The senate and house budget proposals do more than harm teachers, elderly and disabled. The senate budget requires counties to pay a higher ...
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Why are we cutting funding to people who need it the most???

I’m medically retired (3-1/2 years). I’m lucky that I have Medicare and the State Health Plan. December 31, 2010 – I lost my ...
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David Maennle at work with Graham County EMS as part of the maintenance crew following his graduation from a post-secondary education program. His education was made possible by Medicaid waiver services he received. Maennle hopes to be an EMT someday.

Cuts to Medicaid Will Devastate the I/DD Population and Particularly My Son’s Quest for Independence

Yes, I am on a rant. For 25 years, I have fought school systems and the system in general. I have fought for ...
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“Love is having the courage of your tenderness.”

For the past 14 years I have been the sole caregiver for my mother, who will turn 101 in November and who has ...
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“It gave me a whole different way of life”

Randolph Reid remembers what it was like before he began going to PACE of the Triad, an inclusive-care day program Greensboro for the ...
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I remember when teachers were well respected.

When I began teaching professionally, Ronald Reagan was president and my full-year salary was only $9,500 per year. I would not have survived the first year without the counsel of the veteran teachers in ...
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I’m Over It

I’m a fifth year English teacher in NC. I took some time off to have a kid and spent that time in Massachusetts. ...
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Exit Stage NC

I once worked in NC for three years, but bills were piling up, teachers’ work conditions worsen, and benefits were slowly being stripped ...
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My Teaching Experience

I was hired in 1998 in Forsyth County at a very nice school. Good teachers, great PTA, administrators who dealt with discipline issues ...
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Two jobs too.

I have been teaching for 22 years in the same NC county. I am a national board certified teacher with full certification in ...
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I can’t blame the Legislature Alone…

I am a media coordinator at a middle school. For those of you going, “A media what-now?” a more descriptive term is teacher-librarian. ...
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Tenure is not a job for life, it is simply due process rights

When I consider where to start this letter, I am having difficulty. There are so many issues with education in North Carolina and ...
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