Lawmakers Explore $60,000 Minimum Teacher Salary

On June 20, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, discussed America’s problematic K-to-12 education system. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) points out that two-thirds of U.S. public school students don’t read proficiently in fourth grade, and almost two-thirds of fourth graders, and three-quarters of eighth graders are below proficient in math.