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Louisiana Governor Pledges to Up Teacher Pay, But Some Say Not By Enough


September 24, 2018

Louisiana's governor said his No. 1 priority for 2019 is to secure teachers a $1,000 pay raise. But frustrated with years of low pay, teachers' groups are saying that amount won't satisfy everyone.

Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, said on Wednesday that it's been "a long time since" the state passed a pay raise for teachers, who earn about a $50,000 salary on average, according to the National Education Association. That's less than teachers earn in the neighboring state of Texas. Edwards also called for a $500 pay raise for school support staff, like bus drivers, custodians, and teachers' aides.


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