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"It hurts on a personal level because I really love what I do," Apperson told KXTV of losing her livelihood. "But professionally and politically or economically I get why it happens."
Sacramento sixth grade teacher Michelle Apperson was recently named “Teacher of the Year” for her entire district. A pink slip from California’s cash-starved government followed the good news for the Sutterville Elementary School teacher of nine years, KXTV reported.
According to The Sacramento Bee, the Sacramento City Unified School district approved $28 million in budget cuts earlier this year. The district is bracing for a worst-case scenario that it will have to cut another $15 million if Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax hike initiative fails to make the grade with voters in November, the Bee reported.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by freakjive
BUT, for the record, being a "teacher of the year" is pretty lame too. I had a good friend that got that, and we couldn't believe it. We thought there must be a mistake, but we congratulated her anyway. The next year, she got suspended without pay. I still don't know how she got teacher of the year, but I do know how she got suspended, and she certainly deserved it.
Originally posted by bg_socalif
The teachers union is hugely strong in California.
Seniority rules, no matter how good a teacher that person is. But they say unions are good!