DAILY JOURNAL – OUR OPINION: Teacher incentives valuable for educational progress

The potential items being discussed for the upcoming session include funding for the School Recognition Program, which seeks to provide pay raises to teachers and other staff in A- and B-level schools, as well as in improving schools.

The program was part of the 2014 legislation that gave teachers a $2,500 across-the-board pay increase over a two-year period and raised the starting pay for teachers….

…Gov. Phil Bryant and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who presides over the Senate, have said they support the 2017 Legislature funding the program.

Rewarding teachers for a job well done is something that can serve as a much-needed shot to the arm for some schools and provides an overall incentive for teachers to stay and do their best work right here in Mississippi.

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