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The idea of paying teachers a six-figure salary is gaining momentum

The Commission on Public School Finance is recommending paying the state's best teachers $100,000 a year for meeting certain criteria, like working on at-risk campuses for example.  Education Commissioner Mike Morath said that's where education is, at times, most vital.

Lawmakers are considering creating a new fund solely for that teacher pay, which would grow over the years.  The fund would have a $100-million foundation, with an additional $100-million added each year until it reaches $1-billion.

 

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