OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — As lawmakers debate how to put up to $1 billion more into public schools, Republicans in the Senate want to make sure that money doesn’t support pay raises for teachers.
The Daily Herald reports (http://is.gd/46lL90 ) Democrats in the House oppose the bill, which has already been approved by the Senate. The measure would push most new education dollars toward teacher training and hiring new teachers to improve the reading skills and academic performance of students.
One part of the bill would prevent school districts from giving raises greater than the rate of inflation for the next two years.
Senate Education Committee Chairman Sen. Steve Litzow says the goal is to get results and Republicans will be watching closely.
Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com