Amid teacher crisis, Arkansas legislature will focus on tax breaks for the wealthy
#arleg special session next week. It is important to remember that
Arkansas (RSA) law will automatically reduce spending in the event of an economic downturn. There is no fiscal risk in increasing teachers’ salaries – there is a huge risk for the quality of education in postponing it.
—Jim Hendren (@JimHendren1) July 31, 2022
we will miss Senator Jim Hendren when he left, though he became a voice in the desert, with minority Democrats.
It looks like the governor is too reckless to put teacher pay on the legislative agenda for next week’s special session, as bullies say ALL they want to do is cut taxes on the income of the rich. (Unless an opportunity to screw up transgender children arises, and then hell and earth will be moved.)
There is a simmering crisis in education and it stands to reason that a state that values them so little will feel the pain more than others. Meaning Arkansas. But contempt for teachers and public education in general is becoming the creed of today’s Republican Party.
Check out this article:
Rural school districts in Texas are moving to four-day weeks this fall due to staffing shortages. Florida is asking veterans without teaching training to enter classrooms.
America’s teacher shortage has reached crisis levels. https://t.co/ZynQwAQJEX
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 4, 2022