Hopes too high for teacher pay raises? 'There isn't the money everyone thinks there is,' Senate leader says

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  • squirt Taylorsville, ut
    Feb. 11, 2018 9:05 a.m.

    Let's be clear-this is not a $6200 pay raise for ALL teachers. Most do not qualify for the $4000 subject specific pay. There will never be enough money for this until all public schools are converted to charters and anyone can teach.

  • John C. C. Payson, UT
    Feb. 10, 2018 12:58 p.m.

    For decades anti-education conservatives have siphoned money away from education to cut taxes while lavishing money on their pet projects. They know Utah voters will accept higher taxes to stop teacher flight from our schools, but they don't care.

    With gerrymandered districts and a strangle hold on the caucus system, they are free to chant, "We are not a democracy!"

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 9, 2018 9:21 p.m.

    It is all about priorities. Impartial7-Draper is correct.

  • Aggies#1 MURRAY, UT
    Feb. 9, 2018 7:57 p.m.

    It looks like business as usual up on the hill. They can always find money for roads and prisons but can never find money for education. Why do we keep voting these anti public education legislatures into office year after year?

  • birder Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 9, 2018 4:33 p.m.

    The news reports are misleading. The raise would be $2,000 more than what teachers are currently receiving.

  • justawhim Payson, UT
    Feb. 9, 2018 4:18 p.m.

    I agree Impartial7 - why invest in our future when we have important things like coal to bring back from the past.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Feb. 9, 2018 1:39 p.m.

    Of course the money is not there. We've got a 2 billion dollar, unnecessary prison move to tackle. We've got a billion dollar inland port that they just came up with. Now, we've got 1.3 billion dollars to update Olympic facilities. The important list is long. We hardly have resources for trivial thing like our kids education.