Teacher Pay Raise Proposals Are Gaining Bipartisan Support. What’s in Them?

A LEARNS proposal from Arkansas Governor Huckabee Sanders would raise Arkansas' starting teacher salary to $50,000, while a bill introduced by Frederica Wilson and Jamaal Bowman in Congress would provide incentives for states to raise teacher salaries to $60,000, among other measures. Some conservative state governors are proposing to increase teacher pay, but some teachers and education policy experts wonder if the increases will be sustainable long-term. 

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Stanford, Libby. “Teacher Pay Raise Proposals Are Gaining Bipartisan Support. What's in

Them?” Education Week, Education Week, 3 Mar. 2023,