Working on Solution for Teachers
Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:00am
State Rep.Mike SandersDist. 59
I’ve talked to many teachers throughout my district in the past few weeks about the potential of a walkout as they fight for additional pay.
I want to assure teachers and parents I am working night and day to find a solution that will increase pay for our educators and keep them in the classroom. At the same time, I’m seeking additional pay for state workers.
In 1990, teachers walked out of classrooms, resulting in House Bill 1017, which contained a number of education reforms and more money for schools. Teachers celebrated that success, but the public – mad about new taxes – responded by raising enough signatures on an initiative petition to place State Question 640 on the ballot. That question requires any revenue-raising measure be passed by a three-fourths majority in both legislative chambers.
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