Gov. Haslam Announces Comittment to Growing Teacher Salaries

Gov. Haslam announces his commitment to grow teacher salaries.

Gov. Haslam announced Thursday that he is committed to increasing teacher salaries faster than any other state in the nation. He says this will be a priority each budget year of his administration.

“We’re asking our students to be the fastest improving in the nation in education achievement, and the data is showing that we’re making real progress,” Haslam said. “Teachers are the single most important factor in student achievement, and higher accountability for teachers and proven results should be met with better rewards.”

Another exciting step towards becoming the fastest growing state in the nation!

Gov. Haslam and Commissioner Huffman also met with this year’s nine Teacher of the Year finalists at the Capitol prior to the announcement.