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Spoof Awards 2021: Good Sport Award (a.k.a. Bullsh*t Award)

Spoof Awards 2021: Good Sport Award (a.k.a. Bullsh*t Award)

All teachers everywhere are recipients of the Bullsh*t Award every year for what they have to put up with, whether they are recognized for it or not. But in the midst of their third pandemic school year, the award hits home a little harder. 

Teachers have navigated online learning; teaching in-person and online; teaching while wearing masks; teaching while schools are at the center of nasty political difference and debate; teaching while North Carolina legislators are unable to pass a budget for public schools … the list goes on. 

However, those legislators, and news sources alike, touted a “big win” for teachers as they passed the new state budget which included a whopping 5% raise for our chronically underpaid educators. Over the next two years, teachers on a beginning salary can look forward to earning about $1,750 more, an amount legislators hope will more than compensate for historically low pay. 

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