Tate Reeves on Education
Let's pay our teachers as much as we can possibly afford
As we begin to allocate this new revenue, I can think of no one more deserving, and no task more essential, than increasing the pay of our teachers. I know that there is broad consensus and commitment to achieve this quickly and to increase pay
substantially. I want all of you to know that my priority is simple: let's pay our teachers as much as we can possibly afford. Send me a budget that does that, and I'll stand beside each of you to sign it with joy.
We will not win this great competition without a financial investment in the people who can make it happen. Last year, I outlined a plan to put $100 million into workforce development--training Mississippians so that we are ready to work.
Teaching skills to students from the earliest possible age. Apprenticeships, community college grants, and assistance for workers. We can make noise across the nation when they see our commitment to this cause.
Source: 2020 Mississippi State of the State address
, Jan 27, 2020
$2 million for a private school vouchers
Reeves slipped $2 million for a private school voucher program in the eleventh hour of the 2019 legislative session, during his gubernatorial election year,
after giving public educators a nominal pay raise that prompted members of the largest association of public school teachers in the state to mull a strike.
Source: MississippiToday.org on 2019 Mississippi Gubernatorial race
, Jul 15, 2019
Public charter schools in failing districts
Provided funding for education and a teacher pay raise while enacting reforms to increase education attainment levels, including:
Source: 2019 Mississippi Governor campaign website TateReeves.com
, Mar 21, 2018
- Creating an A-F rating system so all parents can understand school performance.
- Empowering parents to make
decisions for their kids' education, including public charter schools in failing districts.
- Enacting a 3rd grade reading gate to ensure that students who can't read aren't passed on.
- Creating a pre-kindergarten collaborative program.
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