Education: Pay on the Way

Spurred by Buffalo's strike, Governor Thomas E. Dewey's administration hurried out a plan that will give $52,000,000 during the next six years to the state's teachers.

The Republican legislature had already rushed through an emergency bill to pay New York State's 72,000 teachers a minimum salary of $2,000 a year (TIME, Jan. 20). For many an upstate rural teacher it was a sizable boost, but most city teachers were already making more.

Under Dewey's new plan, teachers in small communities would get a permanent minimum of $2,000, a maximum of $4,100. Cities over 100,000...

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