Tate Reeves reveals teacher pay raise proposal

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Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Tate Reeves visited public school teachers in Gulfport today.

Reeves revealed his seven goal plan to improve the state for working teachers. A few of the highlights included raising teacher starting salaries to regional average in two years, recruit new teachers to areas with a critical shortage, pay Mississippi National Board teachers the highest supplement in the nation, and create a teacher advisory council.

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Reeves says the improvements don’t stop just there. “It’s not just K-12 classrooms that need our support. Today I’m also calling for increasing pay for teachers and professors at our community colleges. I want to work on finding creative ways for them to continue to work with our K-12 schools throughout Mississippi to emphasize work force development and skills training.”

Reeves faces off against Democrat Jim Hood on November 5th.