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ISTA Statement on Announcements by Superintendent McCormick

ISTA President Teresa Meredith released this statement following announcements by State Superintendent Dr. Jennifer McCormick on her 2019 legislative agenda and decision on re-election:

“We appreciate Superintendent McCormick’s strong agenda for public schools. Her request for an increase of three percent to tuition support is a good start, but our students and schools will need more significant investments to address teacher compensation. If we want to attract and retain quality teachers, our state needs to pay competitive wages.

We are disappointed to hear of Superintendent McCormick’s decision to not seek re-election. She has been a strong advocate for public schools and her voice will be missed at the Statehouse.”