Kamala Harris’s plan to dramatically increase teacher salaries

Kamala Harris’s plan to dramatically increase teacher salaries

Senator Kamala Harris on Tuesday released a plan that would use federal money to raise teachers’ salaries. The proposal would invest $315 billion over 10 years to give the average teacher a $13,500 raise, or about a 23 per cent salary increase. It would be financed by expanding an estate tax on the wealthy.

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Jermain Wijnhard
Jermain Wijnhard 1 year

I'm not against this, but how de we know the money goes to teachers who teach, not teachers who preach. Two things we don't want are teachers who hate their jobs and teacher who politicize their material. That aside the whole education system needs to be reevaluated.

Nobody At all
Nobody At all 1 year

The estate tax is double taxation. You already pay taxes on it when you earn it, when you factor it all in, sometimes more than half of your earnings are taxed, now they want more. This will just encourage people to blow the money frivolously or find a way to hide it for their kids.

Randy Souse-Git
Randy Souse-Git 1 year

Wait... How many teachers are working two or three jobs? Didn't we already debunk the "people have to work more than one job to get by" myth when Ocasio-Cortez trotted it out?

Paris Cloud
Paris Cloud 1 year

First thing we need to do is bust up teacher's unions. It's basically the government bargaining with itself. Let teachers compete for their jobs like anyone else in the private sector has to. We'd have more qualified teachers worth paying more for in no time.

Jon Illum
Jon Illum 1 year

what a pandering piece of shit

Lowlife
Lowlife 1 year

I’m going into teaching and do not want this. Buy books not teachers

MightyMargulis
MightyMargulis 1 year

is raising the overhead of a system that already has budgetary issues and a finite income wise?

Roadhog
Roadhog 1 year

Pork for the all-powerful teacher unions. How shameless.

Hannibal
Hannibal 1 year

So we can't pay for it and have no evidence it will improve outcomes. In fact private school teachers make less on average and produce better students.

Rene Prado
Rene Prado 1 year

so steal from the wealthy? I can't wait until I get wealthy, having worked for decades and then my peers that never succeeded because they didn't work for it decide to whine to the government about my money and then my money becomes there money.

mouseRAT
mouseRAT 1 year

From what I understand, most of the already robust budget for schools gets wasted on administration.

U WOT M8
U WOT M8 1 year

What authority does the federal government have to do this?

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 1 year

We tax that which we've already taxed. That will do it.

Coeus
Coeus 1 year

Dangerous precedent. Educators with more money might be inclined to turn Republican. That undermines one of the core tenets of The Alinsky Plan.

Raymond M Hein Jr
Raymond M Hein Jr 1 year

still won't vote 4 her

Der Rikmeister
Der Rikmeister 1 year

Kamala Harris: And now, folks, it's time for "Who do you trust!" Hubba, hubba, hubba! Money, money, money! Who do you trust? Me? I'm givin' away free money. And where is the Batman? He's at home, washin' his tights!

Sandman
Sandman 1 year

Does anyone else find the same old stump promises of, "Elect me and get x, y and z for Free (at the cost of someone else), to be insulting and repulsive? Imagine a campaign where a candidate only pitched policies that cut spending. I'm not sure we would know what to do with ourselves.

Mycroft
Mycroft 1 year

The problem in my area is the pensions (that are always millions of dollars short every 6 months) and administration salaries. Those 2 things account for 80 percent of a multi million dollar budget. Talking with teachers after all the bills are played they get about 250 dollars for the classroom. They have no support from parents so they can't ask for 5 dollars to help the classroom. They are only allowed 250 off on taxes that they spend on the classroom. We can free up money by capping administrative salaries to under 500,000 dollars and reforming the pension system. Instead of 5 percent cost of living increase every year maybe 3 percent only.

Julian
Julian 1 year

We already spend more per-capita than any other country in the world. Throwing money at a problem doesn’t do shit.

Sir_Kutz
Sir_Kutz 1 year

Considering teachers typically have complaints about class sizes, condition of buildings themselves, having to pay out of pocket for school supplies and spending hours after school on school work, I think we need to fix the system.

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