We aren't asking for big things. Yes, teachers, like everyone else, would like our paycheck to increase rather than decrease as it has been doing over the last few years. With no increase in base salary but increase in retirement contribution and insurance premiums, teachers are bringing home less money each year. However, this override is about more than that. It has become clear that there are many elected officials who SAY they support public education, but their actions do not show it. In fact, their actions show that they take us for granted and feel free to chip away at our foundation, while at the same time holding us accountable for higher test scores, more well-rounded young people, and better human beings. The governor vetoed a portion of the pay raise budgeted by our SC General Assembly, essentially passing that on to local School Boards. She thinks we can't see through this unfunded mandate which will result in slashed positions, programs or a local tax increase.YES WE CAN!