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An educator works with students at the George McGovern Middle School. (Courtesy of Sioux Falls School District)

Why South Dakota’s landmark teacher pay law failed

BY: - December 30, 2023

Inflation, turnover, minimal increases in state aid to education, and pay raises absorbed by non-teaching staff: Those are the reasons for South Dakota‚Äôs lagging teacher pay, according to education experts and school officials. The Legislature expected to infuse over $60 million into public K-12 education in the first year following 2016’s historic half-percent state sales […]