Below is an excerpt from testimony submitted to the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee on April 6, 2023.
Senator Rafferty, Representative Brennan and other esteemed members of the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee,
My name is Lauren Stark (she/her). I live in Belfast and am a Policy Engagement Fellow for the Scholars Strategy Network. I am also an Assistant Professor of Education and Field Placement Director at the University of Maine at Augusta, and I am here to share my own perspective and expertise without representing my university affiliations.
I am here to testify in support of LD 1064: An Act to Increase the Minimum Teacher Salary.