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State school superintendent seeks teacher pay raise

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:08 PM

Flanagan told a group of science experts at Michigan State University this week that an increase in salaries to more than $100,000 a year would attract more students that excel in science and math to become teachers. Flanagan said low teacher wages often discourage science and math students from pursuing teaching as a career.

He said raising teacher salaries above six figures will also encourage more "mid-career changers."

Flanagan said Michigan needs to raise all teachers to that level "to continue getting the best and brightest people."

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