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We have heard for years that teachers across the country are overworked and underpaid.  In Louisiana that is especially true, as educators here make approximately $2,200 less than the national average.  A measure to bring us up to speed has passed its final hurdle and, over the next 3 years will hopefully push teacher pay beyond the mean salary.

Currently, teachers in Louisiana make an average of $50,000 per year - but new legislation passed on Monday will help push that number to around $53,000 over the course of the next 3 years by doling out $1000 raises for each teacher per year.  Support staff at schools in the Sportsman's paradise will also get in on the salary increases with a $500 yearly raise.

According to the Advocate, this chunk of change (along with the $39 million set aside for public schools) will cost the state $140 million per year.

If you know a local teacher that deserves this raise and a $50 gift certificate to Notini's Italian restaurant, nominate them for Chica & The Bald Guy's Teacher of the Week below!

Nominate the 'Teacher of the Week'

Who deserves the title of 'Teacher of the Week? Nominate your favorite teacher and tell us why they deserve the honor!
  • Name of Nominee*Enter the first and last name of your favorite educator in the Ark-La-Tex.
  • Tell us what school or organization your educator is associated with.
  • What is the name of the city where your nominee lives?
  • Name*Enter your first and last name.
  • Enter your email address.
  • Explain why you are nominating this educator and please include what grade or grades this educator teaches.
  • Upload a Picture of Your Favorite Educator.*Please upload a picture of your favorite educator. By uploading the picture, you are confirming that you own the picture and authorize us to use it online.
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