Harris requires $315 billion to boost teacher salaries

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Sen. Kamala Harris teachers want to increase in the whole country.

In the first major proposal of her presidential campaign, the Democrat from California, introduced a plan on Tuesday to eliminate the teacher salary gap and the average teacher is $13,500 per year increase.

The price of the ambitious plan? $315 billion Euro over 10 years.


“We don’t pay our teachers their value,” said Harris in a statement. “Teachers should not be more than two or three jobs to work to pay the bills. This proposal, the teachers and the families in America that will highlight each of the American teachers a raise and make a much needed investment in the future of our country.”

Elementary schools, middle schools and high schools, most receive their funding from local and state governments, with Washington a contribution of less than 10 percent of the funding. But Harris says that, if elected to the White house, they will press for an immediate Federal investment of 10 percent of the funds needed to close, you pay the teacher, the gap between teachers and professionals with similar college degrees.

Harris requests that the Department of education to work with the member States on a basic salary, the target for entry-level teachers, with more advanced teachers, based on their years in the classroom. The proposal also includes additional Federal funding for the country’s highest-need schools, and a multi-billion-dollar investment in programs, the Harris campaign, says, “increase, the teachers and the support of the headmaster and school managers.”


The campaign explains that the $315-billion-pay plan “by strengthening the inheritance tax, and the bottom crack down on loopholes that the very rich, with lands to the value of several millions or billions of dollars, pay their fair share.”

The Republican National Committee, called the plan “a more liberal pie-in-the-sky proposal that will never see the light of day.”

To pay “with a $315-billion-dollar price tag, no real plan for it, and new spending mandates proposed to the States, this proposal has been written big-government on everything,” RNC National press Secretary Blair Ellis argues.


Calls for an increase in teachers is nothing new in politics. For decades, the teachers in the school have argued that they are underpaid and that the schools in which they work, are under-funded by state and local governments.

But the Problem is increasingly in the national spotlight, with some high-profile walkouts over the figures of last year by the teachers in more than half a dozen States. And teachers ‘ unions have traditionally been important players in Democratic party politics.

The powerful American Federation of Teachers – what remains neutral in the wide-open race for the democratic presidential nomination, as expected, praised the Harris plan.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts, as a rival for the democratic presidential nomination, is also pushing for increases in early childhood education, teacher pay, as a part of your plan to a nationwide childcare.

The average annual salary for a public school teacher during the 2016-2017 academic year is $58,950. This was a slight decrease compared to the previous year, according to data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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