Teacher salaries


A new report from the Council for Better Education shows that Kentucky’s public education system is below funding levels compared to the national average.  

The Adequacy for Excellence in Kentucky funding study is an independent review conducted by education research group Picus Odden & Associates.

The study was funded by the CBE. 

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has pledged to improve teacher salaries over the next several years. Haslam said at a news conference yesterday that by the time he leaves office he wants teacher salaries to have grown more than in any other state.

The Republican governor is up for re-election for a second four-year term next year. Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman joined Haslam and said the administration will review national state-by-state salary data to see that Tennessee's are just as competitive.