Mississippi House Approves Budget That Includes Mabus's Teacher-Pay Proposals.

West, Peter
March 1988
Education Week;3/30/1988, Vol. 7 Issue 27, p10
The article reports on the decision of the Mississippi House of Representatives to approve a $772.4 million budget for public education that includes funds for teacher pay raises sought by Governor Raymond Mabus Jr. In his 1987 election campaign, Mabus promised to raise the average salary of teachers from $20,750 to $24,462. The bill approved by the House would raise the average salary in the state by $3,700. Mabus had requested a total of $764.4 million for precollegiate education.


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