Teachers in California have taken a small but significant pay cut as Apple’s teacher discount ended, saying it was “very upsetting” that the company was going to cut teachers’ pay.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Teachers have been the focus of intense lobbying by teachers’ unions and consumer advocates who say the move is a slap in the face to teachers and the public.
The state legislature passed legislation that reduced teacher salaries in 2017, but the new state law took effect immediately, leaving some educators wondering whether the company would be able to retain its teacher workers.
State lawmakers passed the legislation in 2017 as a result of concerns about the state’s public school funding.
But it was only recently passed and signed by Gov.