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GOVERNOR J-B PRITZKER IS SIGNING A LAW THAT RAISES THE MINIMUM SALARY FOR TEACHERS TO 40 THOUSAND DOLLARS.

 

THE PREVIOUS MINIMUM SALARY OF NINE TO 11 THOUSAND DOLLARS WAS SET DECADES AGO AND DISCOURAGES COLLEGE STUDENTS FROM ENTERING THE PROFESSION SAYS GOVERNOR PRITZKER.

 

 

REPRESENTATIVE KATIE STUART OF EDWARDSVILLE SAYS THIS WILL HELP CONVINCE MORE PEOPLE TO ENTER THE PROFESSION AND EASE THE TEACHER SHORTAGE.

 

 

THIS NEW LAW PHASES IN THE INCREASE OVER FOUR YEARS…STARTING AT 32 THOUSAND IN THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR.

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