Democrat[ic] State Senator Billie Sutton plans to introduce legislation to attract more teachers to rural schools. "There are over 1,000 teachers eligible to retire right now. There are only 726 in state students who will enter the teaching profession in 2015. But how many of those will stay in South Dakota? There’s no guarantee that even half will stay in South Dakota," says Sutton. Sutton and his fellow [D]emocrats say low teacher pay is also a contributing factor to the shortage of educators and that lawmakers need to make education a priority. [Jackelyn Severin]
Sutton to Introduce Tuition Reimbursement Legislation for Rural Teachers http://t.co/CMXUWrK1TH Thank you @Billie_Sutton #sdleg
— SD Democratic Party (@SoDakDems) January 26, 2015
@coralhei Get Code Sect in hopper. Have bogus hearings on this, then amend in conf cmte. to hearts' desire--delete inflation pro. in toto.
— Susan Wismer (@SusanWismer) January 26, 2015
SD tech institutes in Approps. How can you churn out work force when your low instructor pay means it takes 2 years to find an instructor?
— Susan Wismer (@SusanWismer) January 22, 2015