Memphis teacher salary proposal would boost starting pay

By , Special to The Daily Memphian Published: December 16, 2019 3:37 PM CT
Laura Faith Kebede
Special to The Daily Memphian

Laura Faith Kebede

Laura Faith Kebede is a distinguished journalist in residence at the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis. She leads the Institute’s Civil Wrongs project to write about historical cases of racial terror as a corps member for Report for America. You can follow her on Twitter @kebedefaith

The proposal would raise teachers' starting salary to $45,000. Those with master’s degrees ultimately could make a salary as high as $74,000, and teachers with doctorates almost $84,000.


Shelby County Schools United Education Association of Shelby County Tennessee Education Association


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