Published On: Mon, Oct 7th, 2019

Gov. DeSantis Wants to Raise the Minimum Teacher Salary in Florida

It goes without question that teachers are often underpaid for all the work they do. Well, Ron Desantis hopes to help change this.

Governor Ron DeSantis announced at his 2020 budget proposal, that he would raise the minimum salary of more than 101,000 Florida teachers to around $47,500.

The announcement was made this Monday morning during his visit to Middleburg High School in Clay County.

Although this seems like a good idea, some are skeptical due to the change costing taxpayers $600 million.

According to Sun Sentinel, Florida is currently ranked 26th in starting teacher salary but would rank number two in the nation with Ron DeSantis’ investment.

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