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Texas Legislature 2023

Teachers are losing hope that lawmakers will give them a big raise this session

The most ambitious proposals are all but dead, leaving teachers wondering why they’re looking at small raises when the state has a historic budget surplus at its disposal.

Chana Jones adjusts a decoration in her class room in Snyder Primary School Monday, April. 17, 2023, in Snyder, Texas. (Justin Rex for The Texas Tribune)

Christina Richardson and Lance Lanoux are educators in the North East ISD in San Antonio, TX. Christina is a kindergarten teacher at Harmony Hills Elementary and Lance teaches 9th grade at Lee High School.
Chana Jones holds an example of the state curriculum for her class at Snyder Primary School, on April 17, 2023, in Snyder.
Christina Richardson and Lance Lanoux are educators in the North East ISD in San Antonio, TX. Christina is a kindergarten teacher at Harmony Hills Elementary and Lance teaches 9th grade at Lee High School.

Small increases not enough


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