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For WA Teachers, Six-Figure Salaries Aren’t Enough

UC strike

At a glance

  • The union representing teachers in Kent, Wash., shot down a contract proposal that would have raised average salaries above $100,000 in two years.
  • The Kent School District proposed a 10.6 percent two-year salary increase, which would have raised average salaries to $100,417 in year two.
  • The union said it is striking for smaller classroom sizes, improvements to health services and higher wages to retain faculty members.

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