“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”