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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 08:01 PM

State Superintendent in Michigan calls for big pay boost for teachers

I'm guessing Mike Flanagan is gonna be unemployed real soon.


State Superintendent calls for big pay boost for teachers
5:58 PM, January 28, 2013
By Lori Higgins
Detroit Free Press Education Writer


State Superintendent Mike Flanagan wants teachers to get a big pay boost.

Flanagan, speaking before science experts at Michigan State University today, called on teachers in Michigan to make $100,000-plus salaries to attract more mathematicians and scientists into teaching, according to a news release from the Michigan Department of Education.

“When you ratchet up teacher salaries to $100,000-plus, market forces will direct more mid-career changers and you’ll attract more math and science college students into our educator prep programs,” he said. Many high school and college students who are good in the subjects don’t see teaching as a viable career option, he said.

Flanagan said all the work being done to increase academic standards “won’t do much good if we don’t have enough math and science teachers in our schools.”

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 08:03 PM

1. Don't forget humanities. nt

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 08:08 PM

2. + 100,000 - Mike Flanagan has a sensible, intelligent, logical, praiseworthy idea.

I hope someone listens and takes him up on the suggestion.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 08:10 PM

3. I agree with Flanagan. nt

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:23 PM

4. This is all BS. They are cutting funds to schools and will continue.

And the Math/Science teachers are leaving in droves b/c of the new republican pension program which pays like-nothing. So good luck with that bullshit Flanagan. Educators in Michigan know the score.

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Response to MichiganVote (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 11:41 PM

5. From a teacher in Wisconsin

 

My heart goes out to you in Michigan. I don't know how this will work out, but I hope you can find some satisfaction in the good work you've already done. Don't give up.

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Response to reteachinwi (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:43 PM

6. It works out to zip for the kids in this state.

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