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Harford teachers seek raises, more respect

Concerned about their stagnant salaries and what some said is a lack of respect shown them by the community, about 75 Harford County teachers and supporters rallied for their cause during a school budget hearing in Bel Air Tuesday evening. Most of the teachers, many sporting bright red T-shirts with the words "time" and "respect," sat along one side of the Bel Air High School auditorium. They rose to their feet and applauded when someone from their ranks spoke. Lamenting "how undervalued we are," Brenda Haupt, who was speaking on behalf of the English Department at Fallston High School, said teachers need more time to do their jobs, more respect from the...

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