teacher pay http://www.kplu.org en Key Washington lawmaker calls for K-12 pay raises next year http://www.kplu.org/post/key-washington-lawmaker-calls-k-12-pay-raises-next-year OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington teachers are woefully underpaid. That’s the conclusion of a draft legislative task force report. Now a key Washington state lawmaker says teachers and other school employees deserve at least a cost-of-living pay raise next year.<p>Twelve years ago, Washington voters approved Initiative 732. It requires annual pay increases for K-12 employees. The initiative didn’t come with any funding.<p>In recent years -– because of the Great Recession -– the legislature has suspended those pay raises. But now state revenues are starting to recover. Mon, 21 May 2012 23:07:31 +0000 5056 at http://www.kplu.org Key Washington lawmaker calls for K-12 pay raises next year