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We meet every month on the 3rd Wednesday @ 4 at the Parkette Restaurant
While HCEA is pleased to hear the proposal from Governor Justice in support of an additional pay raise for teachers and placing money in reserve for PEIA, we are cautiously optimistic and simultaneously skeptical. Some are attempting to use the pay raise issue to gain political points 30-some days out from the election, when they opposed it during the strike. Why the change of heart now? It's not because they’ve had an epiphany about the value of our state's teachers. They have such a low opinion of the teachers that they think they'll fall for this now? No. This isn't about politics, it's about compensating our teachers in a way they deserve and investing in our school children. We recognize those that have supported teachers the whole way, from the strike until now. They're not the ones hopping on board 30 days out from the election and thinking West Virginians are foolish enough to fall for it. Many are afraid we will remember in November and they should be!