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4:42 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

AEA Plans To Ask For Teacher Pay Raises

The AEA will lobby for pay raises for teachers if the money is available in the education budget.

Alabama Education Association plans to lobby to get teachers a 10 percent raise over the next two years if the money is available.


AEA Executive Secretary Henry Mabry says it would be the first pay raise for teachers in five years. Mabry says inflation is hurting teacher incomes and good salaries help attract strong teachers and other personnel.


AEA estimates the average teacher makes about $48,000 per year. School support personnel, who would be included in the raise request, make about $16,000.

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