Education Package Barrels Through Arkansas Legislature

Weisman, Jonathan
February 1991
Education Week;2/6/1991, Vol. 10 Issue 20, p18
The article reports on Arkansas state Governor Bill Clinton's plan to raise $287.2 million for education over the next two fiscal years from 1992-1993. The state legislature has joined with Governor Clinton to create the Educational Excellence Trust Fund, a source for new education programs and for a 10 percent, across-the-board pay raise for teachers and school administrators, whose average salaries currently rank 50th in the nation. Clinton has set the stage for the legislature's action in his State of the State Address.


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