Mississippi First releases Position Paper on HB 504

JACKSON, MS—On March 24, 2014, Mississippi First released an official position paper on House Bill 504.  The paper provides background on teacher pay in Mississippi, details both the House and Senate plans for teacher pay raises, and concludes with actionable next steps for the legislature to take when considering teacher pay raises in Mississippi.

“MSF strongly supports the goal of raising teacher salaries and praises the Mississippi Legislature for taking up such a critical issue. We believe any teacher pay plan should work to recruit, retain, and reward great teachers. We recommend a final plan that includes immediate across-the-board pay raises and a simple performance-based compensation component. We also recommend  the Legislature make a commitment to restructuring teacher pay by establishing a one-year study committee to suggest long-term changes,” stated Rachel Canter, the Executive Director at Mississippi First.

Mississippi First’s Position Paper on House Bill 504 can be found in full by clicking here.

Mississippi First is a 501c3 public policy non-profit specializing in education reform. MSF advocates for charter schools, preK, Common Core State Standards, and evidence-based sex education.

For more information about Mississippi First, visit http://www.mississippifirst.org or contact MacKenzie Stroh at 662.743.4055.

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