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Suddenly, cost-cutting states turn friendly to teachers
GOP legislators feeling election pressure after 2018
In this March 11, 2019, photo, Educators attend a rally to support funding for public schools at the state Capitol in Austin, Texas. Cost-cutting states are trying to keep schools happy as teacher unrest over low pay and overcrowded classrooms continues. But pressure from voters is forcing states to put more money on the table as much as much as picket lines. - photo by Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas — Schoolteacher raises of $5,000 are on the table in Texas — a proposed pay hike that ranks among the biggest in the U.S. since a wave of teacher unrest began last year. But protests aren't why the money is suddenly available.
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