Raising Salaries for ND Teachers | VideoKristin Clouston | 3/6/2013
The NDEA says the average first year teacher salary is $32,000 and that should be the new legal minimum.
"It`s no secret you go to school for four years and you come out usually with a mountain of debt. $22,500 isn`t really going to pay these bills off very quickly and a lot of people, a lot of good, young people they look around, especially in this state and there`s a lot of other careers and jobs that will pay them a lot more," said NDEA President Dakota Draper.
The issue will go before a joint Senate committee next Tuesday.