At House Education Hearing, Lawmakers Differ Sharply on Why Teachers Are Underpaid

| February 12, 2019

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At the first House education committee hearing on K-12 schools this Congress, Democrats in control of the committee pushed Tuesday for more resources from the federal government to raise teacher pay and repair schools. But Republicans said that education spending increases have failed to adequately address these issues or to help students academically.

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