Budget deal would cut thousands of teaching jobs

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Thousands of North Carolina teachers and teaching assistants would lose their jobs in the next two years under a budget compromise discussed Monday by state lawmakers.

Budget negotiators from the House and Senate have been working for the past week on a two-year spending plan that erases a projected $4.6 billion deficit. Lawmakers are trying to approve a budget before the new fiscal year starts July 1.

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