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Editorial: Teacher pay should be top priority
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Jan 15, 6:39 AM: If teachers are worth expensive monitoring, then the newest among them also are worth incremental pay raises that put the American dream within their reach. The problem is real. The U.S. Department of Education calculated last year >
Here’s why more money for Indiana schools may not mean more money for teachers
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Jan 11, 7:09 AM: Public schools in Indiana are poised to get more money over the next two years, but the proposal — a key piece of Gov. Eric Holcomb's budget proposal released Thursday — still makes no guarantees of a raise for >
Teacher pay plan tops House GOP agenda, but will it work?
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Jan 8, 6:42 AM: Indiana House Republicans put the state’s teacher shortage front and center for their 2019 legislative agenda Monday with a strategy to increase educator salaries that leans on public school districts but stops short of committing >
SC House proposal would boost teachers’ spending money by ending some scholarships
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Dec 20, 6:47 AM: Ending some of South Carolina’s merit-based college scholarships so teachers can be free from student debt and using tax credits as a backdoor way to boost their pay are among dozens of education proposals pre-filed by House >
Letter: State, districts, teachers coming for more money
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Oct 23, 6:38 AM: The teachers union with support from the state Superintendent of Public Instruction now has us, the taxpayer, where they want us. Due to a poorly thought-out school funding scheme and mismanagement of funds at the district level >
Opinion: Reality doesn’t support paying teachers more
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Oct 19, 7:33 AM: Inflation-adjusted wages for most workers, not just teachers, have barely budged in decades: Opposing view
Opinion: Pay teachers what America owes them — respect and higher salaries
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Oct 19, 7:32 AM: Teachers help today’s children become tomorrow’s leaders and engines of economic growth. Yet the average teacher makes $58,950 a year: Our view
Bonuses of Up to $8,000 to Teach in Struggling New York Schools
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Oct 12, 7:21 AM: At 180 public schools in New York City, many in the Bronx, hiring and keeping teachers is a constant struggle. These are schools that are in some of the poorest neighborhoods and are often a long trek from the nearest subway >
State teacher bonus program another stressor for Volusia County school district
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Oct 10, 7:00 AM: A lawsuit to get rid of the state’s teacher bonus program heads to mediation next month, naming the Volusia County school district as one of many defendants — which is ironic, because Volusia also wants to see the program end, so >
L.A. Unified makes 6% offer to teachers
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Sep 26, 7:20 AM: Los Angeles school officials have made a new offer to teachers: a 6% raise over two years. They also propose lowering class sizes at 15 middle and 75 elementary schools.
Editorial: Teachers deserve respect, not spin
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Sep 25, 7:23 AM: The unfortunate reality is that North Carolina has become something of a national punching bag for teacher pay.
The Numbers That Explain Why Teachers Are in Revolt
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Jun 4, 7:45 AM: American teachers are angry. They have taken to the streets in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arizona, Colorado — and more recently in North Carolina. Dissent is building in Louisiana and Nevada, too.
Opinion: Does the Average Teacher Spend ‘Nearly $500 a Year’ on School Supplies?
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Jun 1, 7:22 AM: This spring’s teacher walkouts have spurred renewed attention to the question of teacher pay. The topic is a serious one, warranting the extensive reportage it’s received. At times, however, the media’s progressive sympathies, the >
Teachers Find Public Support as Pay Campaign Goes to Voters
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May 31, 7:16 AM: After shutting down schools and shaking up politics in six states, teachers are looking to the ballot box in their campaign for better pay and increased school funding. And their demands are meeting with widespread public >
The Teachers’ Strike and the Democratic Revival in Oklahoma
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May 29, 7:21 AM: In late February, Hoxie and other teachers in Oklahoma closely followed the nine-day teachers’ strike in West Virginia, which was prompted by low pay and insufficient health-care plans; the strike ended when the state legislature >
Democrats propose funding teacher pay raises by canceling tax cuts for the wealthy
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May 23, 7:30 AM: Responding to teacher walkouts across the country, congressional Democrats on Tuesday proposed raising teachers’ salaries by canceling the tax cut for the nation’s top 1 percent of earners.
If You Think Teacher Strikes Are About Pay, Think Again (CER in the news)
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May 22, 7:27 AM: 20,000 North Carolina teachers took to the streets of Raleigh for what was billed as a march and rally against low wages and underfunded schools. It was neither. “My heart goes out to the teachers that did turn out for the rally. >
Opinion: Pay Teachers More—but Make Sure They Earn It
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May 22, 7:26 AM: As usual, the politics of education lately seem like they’re all about the grown-ups. Teachers unions hope their walkouts in states like Arizona, Kentucky and Oklahoma will turn red states blue in 2018, while others foresee a >
Thousands of teachers to march on NC Capitol for better pay, school funding
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May 16, 7:03 AM: Thousands of North Carolina classrooms will be empty Wednesday as teachers march on the State Capitol in Raleigh for better pay and more funding for schools. Dozens of school districts in the area, including Charlotte-Mecklenburg >
Detroit school board backs teacher bonuses, credit
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May 3, 6:53 AM: The Detroit school board has approved plans to give bonuses to veteran district teachers as well as give credit for previous classroom experience to educators, union officials confirmed Wednesday.

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