“Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders unveiled a new Arkansas education plan Wednesday that she touted during her response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address Tuesday.

Among the specific proposals, Sanders announced Wednesday:


> Minimum $50,000 salary for Arkansas teachers

> Bonuses of up to $10,000 for best-performing Arkansas teachers

> Complete student loan forgiveness for teachers who teach in the areas of highest need

> New Educational Freedom Account, which will fund enrollment at private, parochial and home schools. The program will be available for all Arkansas students in three years.

> Will deploy more than 100 reading teachers to places that need it most

> $500 tutoring grants for students struggling > Launching a dual-degree diploma in all Arkansas high schools that focuses on sending students to work instead of higher education”