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As a dad, I think lowering class size is very important. However, if it is mandated it also needs money to back it. We should always be looking at other ways to cut and rethink our spending beyond cutting out classes or essential personnel to fund other personnel. Borrowing from Peter to pay Paul never works out. - PE educator/coach Chad Amos


Not passing HB 13 would put students at risk of losing classes which are interactive and engaging such as the Arts. The Arts teaches creativity, confidence, problem solving, perseverance, focus, and collaboration. We do not need more cuts to our life teaching classes. Thinking “outside the box” not inside the bubble on the bubble sheet. - Drama/Theater educator Christina Holland


Every change made at the elementary level affects each level above it. I already have 30 students in classes without proper lab supplies to provide hands on experiences for them. The state will lose 5000 educator positions if this bill is not passed. Public education needs support, not more losses. - Stokes County Association of Educators president/ educator Marsha Dunn


Passing HB 13 protects all educators and class sizes. Without it, high schools could also be affected and lose classes such as carpentry, auto tech, and family/consumer sciences. These class choices are just as important as core classes and should be considered as such. - Career and Technical Education, Dept. Chair Karen Calloway


As a Stokes County educator, how do you feel about House Bill 13?

As a dad, I think lowering class size is very important. However, if it is mandated it also needs money to back it. We should always be looking at other ways to cut and rethink our spending beyond cutting out classes or essential personnel to fund other personnel. Borrowing from Peter to pay Paul never works out. – PE educator/coach Chad Amos
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_ChadA.jpgAs a dad, I think lowering class size is very important. However, if it is mandated it also needs money to back it. We should always be looking at other ways to cut and rethink our spending beyond cutting out classes or essential personnel to fund other personnel. Borrowing from Peter to pay Paul never works out. – PE educator/coach Chad Amos

Not passing HB 13 would put students at risk of losing classes which are interactive and engaging such as the Arts. The Arts teaches creativity, confidence, problem solving, perseverance, focus, and collaboration. We do not need more cuts to our life teaching classes. Thinking “outside the box” not inside the bubble on the bubble sheet. – Drama/Theater educator Christina Holland
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_Christina-Holland.jpgNot passing HB 13 would put students at risk of losing classes which are interactive and engaging such as the Arts. The Arts teaches creativity, confidence, problem solving, perseverance, focus, and collaboration. We do not need more cuts to our life teaching classes. Thinking “outside the box” not inside the bubble on the bubble sheet. – Drama/Theater educator Christina Holland

Every change made at the elementary level affects each level above it. I already have 30 students in classes without proper lab supplies to provide hands on experiences for them. The state will lose 5000 educator positions if this bill is not passed. Public education needs support, not more losses. – Stokes County Association of Educators president/ educator Marsha Dunn
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_MD.jpgEvery change made at the elementary level affects each level above it. I already have 30 students in classes without proper lab supplies to provide hands on experiences for them. The state will lose 5000 educator positions if this bill is not passed. Public education needs support, not more losses. – Stokes County Association of Educators president/ educator Marsha Dunn

Passing HB 13 protects all educators and class sizes. Without it, high schools could also be affected and lose classes such as carpentry, auto tech, and family/consumer sciences. These class choices are just as important as core classes and should be considered as such. – Career and Technical Education, Dept. Chair Karen Calloway
http://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_Karen-Calloway.jpgPassing HB 13 protects all educators and class sizes. Without it, high schools could also be affected and lose classes such as carpentry, auto tech, and family/consumer sciences. These class choices are just as important as core classes and should be considered as such. – Career and Technical Education, Dept. Chair Karen Calloway
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