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Palm Beach Superintendent says he is stressed and wants to relax during Thanksgiving break

Palm Beach County Superintendent Robert Avossa (who makes a base salary of $350,000) sent a message to his employees today to wish them a Happy Thanksgiving. The one minute video spent more time talking about Robert Avossa than his hard working teachers.

Avossa said he wanted to “de-stress.”  Let me tell you what stress is…

*Being a teacher or bus driver and having to work two jobs to survive

*Working 14 hour days to help kids with no extra pay

*Being bullied by administrators and district staff who could not teach their way out of an empty milk carton

*Being told your salary and job depend on test scores but that you have no freedom to teach the way you know will help kids the most

What is stressing Avossa? What to order at the cafeteria?


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