19 May 2010

Senate Sinks Merit Pay Bill for Educators

While the Senate has largely embraced Gov. Joe Manchin's education agenda, it voted down proposed pay boost "for teachers and principals in West Virginia's high-poverty and minority public schools," The Associated Press reports.

Senators rejected the measure 9-18 after the Senate Education Committee both enhanced its key incentives and tinkered with provisions addressing the state's commitment to fund them, the article said.

The defeat comes as the two chambers grow increasingly divided over Manchin's school-focused agenda items, AP reports.

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