Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders introduces a new education plan

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Published: Feb. 8, 2023 at 4:26 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 8, 2023 at 5:50 PM CST
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) - On Wednesday, in her first major news conference, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced her LEARNS education plan.

According to our content-sharing partner, KARK-TV in Little Rock, Sanders discussed changes in teacher pay, school choice, and early education with an emphasis on literacy.

With the proposed plan, Sanders said teachers will now make $50,000 a year which will make Arkansas the fourth-highest paying state in the nation for teachers. This will also include student loan forgiveness for teachers in high-need areas and $10,000 in bonuses for high-performing teachers.

The governor’s presentation took place inside the capitol and was followed by House Speaker Rep. Matthew Shepard, Senate Majority Leader Bart Hester, and Sec. of Education Jacob Oliva.

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