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ISTA Statement in Response to Unexpected Revenue Increase

ISTA President Teresa Meredith shared the following statement in response to Indiana’s budget surplus for fiscal year 2019. 

“It’s clear that Indiana is now in a position to make teacher pay a priority,” said Meredith. “Gov. Holcomb has the opportunity to address a crisis that’s happening now – a teacher shortage, low teacher pay and lagging public education funding. He has recognized teacher compensation as a hurdle to attracting and retaining the best teachers, even creating a commission to address the issue. With this revenue, now’s the time to invest in Indiana’s teachers, schools and kids for the future of our state.”