Raising Teachers Pay
The most important thing in our country is the nourishment and education of our future generations. In Arkansas the beginning pay for a teacher averages at $33,973. This has created the problem where we lose so many quality teachers to other professions that our children are suffering. We need teachers pay to reflect the importance of the job they have, to mold and prepare the future of our society. A few months ago we raised teachers minimum wage to $36,000, but that isn’t enough. I propose we raise teachers minimum to $60,000. We can do this by improving the economies in rural towns. We need to bring industry to these areas which will bring more income to their communities. We can do this with new cash crops and clean energy.