Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wiseman pushes for "meaningful" across-the-board teacher pay raise

From the Democratic Response to the State of the State, given by Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman (D):
"We Democrats also recognize that we cannot achieve our education goals without taking care of our teachers. We welcome the support of House Speaker Phillip Gunn and other Republicans who have expressed an interest in raising teacher pay this year. Our teachers deserve a significant across-the-board pay raise, and we can do it without raising anyone’s taxes. A meaningful teacher pay raise would make our educators’ salaries competitive among Southeastern states and help encourage our best and brightest teachers to stay in Mississippi."
I know that the figure considered by Mayor Wiseman was a $5,000 a year across-the-board pay raise, which is what House Democrats supported last year.

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