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Teachers Missing Out on Flood of K-12 Cash

Funding boosts get soaked up by competing district priorities


January 24, 2019

The push to boost teacher pay was a big factor in the flood of money states pumped into school districts in recent years, but much of that money has been soaked up by competing school budget priorities, rather than landing in teachers' pockets.

That's drawing the ire of a growing number of teacher activists across the country—and frustrating governors and legislators who are looking to deliver on campaign promises they made to make statewide teacher pay increases.


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