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What Will Teacher Raises Buy Students?

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Read more in Matthew Kraft, "What Will Teacher Raises Buy Students?" The New York Times, June 13, 2019.

Democratic presidential candidates have generated headlines with multibillion-dollar plans to raise teacher salaries. Kamala Harris set the bar by proposing to give public school teachers an average raise of $13,500. Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are among the major candidates that have since followed suit, both announcing ambitious platforms to elevate the teaching profession at town hall meetings.