Texas teachers could get a $5,000 per year raise!

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The Texas Senate wants to give teachers a well-deserved $5,000 per year raise! Senate Bill 3, would fund the raises, according to EastTexasMatters.com

“The most important investment we can make in education is our teachers. They are the key factor in preparing our students for success. Teaching has always been a labor of love, but we need to elevate the profession, recruit the best and brightest to the classrooms and compensate our teachers for the critical role they play in shaping the future of Texas.”

~ Senator Jane Nelson

The Bill would give raises to "classroom" teachers, so some educators may get left out. Monty Exter, Association of Texas Professional Educators said that "that categorizing who the bill would impact as 'classroom teachers' may leave out key educators that don’t have a physical classroom, such as those who focus on special education or remedial coursework," according to EastTexasMatters.com