Southeast Texas teachers working second jobs to make ends meet


    Special Report: Southeast Texas teachers working second jobs to make ends meet

    Texas lawmakers say they're putting teachers first this legislative session.

    In fact, one of the first bills filed in the state senate -- SB 3 -- would give each of the state's 350,000 classroom teachers a one-time pay bump of $5,000.

    However, while our state leaders figure out the math, many Southeast Texas teachers are struggling to survive on current teacher pay.

    And, they are forced to take a second job.

    That means after the school bell rings in the afternoon, some leave campuses to go to another job -- sometimes to work another eight hours with a different employer.

    While the extra money helps, some educators say that working a second job is impacting their performance in the classroom.

    KFDM/Fox 4's Angel San Juan reports on how these teachers are making ends meet.


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