I’m an educator, student, and research scientist. My grandmother was an educator, and my husband’s family are educators. As an adjunct instructor, I know what it’s like to live paycheck to paycheck on a salary that doesn’t pay you for your education and experience. Teachers don’t have a living wage, and we can fix that with the state’s current budget surplus.
With a rank of number 47 in the nation for teacher salaries, it’s time to invest in education, teachers, our kids, and our future. I strongly support teacher raises and better benefits to attract and retain talent here in the Natural State.