New Gorvernor’s Priority: Education, Raising Teacher Salaries
If you're an aspiring teacher watched Governor Brad Little's first 'State of the State' address last night, you probably were pleased to hear about his priority for Idaho: education. According to KTVB, Gov. Little outlined his plan to prioritize education and "fulfilling a promise to raise starting teacher pay".
Former Gov. Butch Otter set the plan in motion to raise starting teacher salaries to $40,000 annually. Fresh off his victorious governor's race, Gov. Little said he "wanted to keep the momentum" going for that promise.
While teachers don't get enough credit as it is, it's so nice to hear that the priority for our new governor is making sure our awesome teachers are compensated fairly for all the work they do!
There was more welcome news from the address with more on the creation of the new education task force called “Our Kids, Idaho’s Future.” The group "will focus on where future education dollars should be spent." According to KTVB, One of the major goals for the task force is to have "60 percent of 25- to 34-year olds complete a college degree or get a professional certificate."