This is the fourth in NCAE’s new video series, Working Outside the Classroom. It highlights the difficulties North Carolina educators face trying to make ends meet on the low state salaries they receive.
North Carolina is 37th in the nation for teacher pay. As a result, many teachers work second jobs in order to make ends meet. It is commonplace for teachers to spend their own money on classroom supplies, because our state is 39th in the nation for per pupil spending.
This video features Wake County educator Amy Simon. She is a single mother of two, who works as a bartender to make ends meet.