Republicans Plan Teacher Raises

(Metro) Republican leaders in the Virginia House are taking a big step towards a major raise for teachers.

While teachers marched on Richmond yesterday, it was announced that the state budget will include funding for a five-percent teacher pay raise.

Teacher pay in Virginia currently ranks 34th in the nation, despite Virginia being the country’s 12 richest state.

Delegate Steve Landers says regardless of what happens to the state tax policy, the funding for the teacher pay raise will be included in their budget.