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Teacher pay hikes alone can't fix education. We need a 'big idea' to help kids do well.


Sen. Kamala Harris recently proposed an average $13,500 raise for teachers — the first major teacher salary initiative from a presidential candidate in two decades. The proposal is a response to teachers’ growing political clout. Other candidates will have to navigate this clout in their own ways as they move forward.

But the public education system that teachers and three-quarters of voters want cannot be had through salary increases alone. A decade-long school funding crisis has affected almost every aspect of school operations and student learning. This requires a bigger fix.


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