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Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris proposed Tuesday spending a staggering $315 billion over 10 years to boost teacher pay, a move that would have an immediate pocketbook impact on a large and influential group of voters who are in high demand.
Women dominate the teaching ranks and represent a diverse and politically active bloc with an outsize voice in labor across the country, and Harris is betting that her proposal will make her stand out with a critical demographic in the Democratic Party.
The article goes on to state the following:
The policy proposal is by far the most aggressive and expansive education proposal among the 2020 field. The California senator’s campaign said it would give the “average teacher in America” a raise of $13,500, or a 23 percent increase in base pay. Harris’ proposal would represent a significant expansion of federal spending on education, and it would be the largest federal investment in teacher pay in U.S. history.
Harris proposes paying for the plan by strengthening the estate tax and cracking down on loopholes that let the very wealthiest, with estates worth multiple millions or billions of dollars, avoid paying their “fair share,” according to her campaign.
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