Education is one of the most important issues facing our state. With many districts facing school closure or cutbacks, we must fight back. We are proposing a 7.5% increase in teacher pay across the state, with an additional 5% increase in particularly struggling schools or districts to attract quality teachers and administrators. This pay increase will be achieved by subsidizing the local districts. As well as pay increases, our administration will make sure every district once again receives the same level of funding they did before the Brownback cuts. The most realistic way to pay for this is through a special marijuana tax in tandem with legalization or an increase in sales tax.
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