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Governor Northam Launches ‘Thank You, Virginia’ Tour, Celebrates Record K-12 Funding, Proposes Major Raise for Teachers
Governor Northam Launches ‘Thank You, Virginia’ Tour, Celebrates Record K-12 Funding, Proposes Major Raise for Teachers

December 6, 2021—Governor Ralph Northam today launched his ‘Thank You, Virginia’ Tour, announcing that he will propose a two-year state budget next week that includes record funding for public education, including a 10 percent pay raise for teachers.

Virginia has already increased teacher salaries more than 10 percent under Governor Northam—the largest increase in 15 years. This latest raise will push Virginia’s teacher pay above the national average.

“Paying teachers is the right thing to do, and a wise investment,” said Governor Northam. “Virginia has invested in teachers in a big way over these past four years, and now it’s time to do much more. Our country has asked teachers to carry a heavy load, especially during the pandemic. They have delivered, and they deserve to be rewarded. This raise is possible because of strong, steady fiscal stewardship. Virginia’s strong economy has delivered booming revenues. What we’ve been doing these four years is working, and Virginia should continue it.”

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