State lawmakers still can’t come to an agreement over how large of a pay raise they want to give public school teachers.
House leaders want to give teachers an average six percent raise, while Senate leaders want to give them about 11 percent. But the Senate plan would cut more than 6,000 teacher assistant jobs to help pay for that larger salary boost.
It’s a concession that many school leaders say they can’t get behind. They want raises, but not by laying off thousands of teacher assistants.