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SC teachers’ starting salary would see big boost under budget proposal

Posted on AllSides February 22nd, 2024
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) - It’s said you can tell what the government values by where it spends taxpayer money. Under a new budget proposal, one of South Carolina’s top priorities would be clear: paying teachers more. At the start of this school year, more than 1,600 teaching jobs were vacant across South Carolina, an unprecedented high in a shortage that has grown year after year. Public education advocates have said that while raising pay alone will not fix that worsening trend, it’s an important component. The spending plan approved this...

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