McCormick advocates for teacher pay at ‘Red for Ed’ rally

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INDIANAPOLIS (WXIN) – The Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction – Jennifer McCormick – addressed the media at the statehouse during the ‘Red for Ed’ Action Day rally.

A former school superintendent, McCormick says that state leadership needs to quit blaming local districts for funding problems.

McCormick also released her legislative priorities for 2020.

She broke them down into three categories: Student learning, student operations, and school improvement.

“We will continue to fight for teacher compensation. We are 50 out of 50 states in teacher increases since 2002. But yet we are a state sitting on a surplus of $400 million and reserves of $2.3 billion. We are again not asking for the moon. We’re asking for what our students and our schools deserve to operate efficiently.”

McCormick says the issue can be solved locally, but districts are at the mercy of the statehouse.

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(This story was originally published on Nov. 19, 2019)

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