WLOX Editorial: Glad to see proposals to increase teacher pay

Teacher pay is likely on the way up in Mississippi. One plan being advanced would add $1,500 to the pay this summer and another $1,000 in July 2015. These increases along with already planned pay raises would put starting teacher pay above $34,000 by July 2015.

There is also discussion about merit increases along with local supplements that would put starting pay in some districts at $40,000. We like the progress being made for teachers, who are so important to the future of Mississippi.

Not everyone in the state legislature agrees on just how to increase pay for our educators. But we are glad to see the various plans being advanced all increase pay for teachers.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com.

Rick Williams
WLOX-TV General Manager

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