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NEW TEACHERS WOULD BE GUARANTEED A STARTING SALARY OF AT LEAST 40 THOUSAND DOLLARS UNDER LEGISLATION PENDING IN THE ILLINOIS SENATE.
 
THE CURRENT MINIMUM OF NINE TO 11 THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR FULL-TIME TEACHERS WAS SET BACK IN 1980. BILL SPONSOR, SENATOR ANDY MANAR OF BUNKER HILL, SAYS IT’S TIME FOR THAT TO BE UPDATED.
 
 
MANAR SAYS THIS WOULD ALSO ATTRACT MORE YOUNG PEOPLE TO THE PROFESSION. THE MEASURE PASSED A LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE AND AWAITS A VOTE BEFORE THE FULL SENATE.

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