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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam makes pledge to raise teacher salaries

Published On: Oct 04 2013 07:54:34 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 04 2013 01:49:42 PM EDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

The financial situations of teachers across the Volunteer State could be growing very soon.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is pledging to improve the salaries of the state's teachers by the time he leaves office.  Governor Haslam says his administration will review national state-by-state salary data each year to ensure Tennessee's teacher salaries are just as competitive.

According to data from the National Education Association, the average national salary for classroom teachers is $56,383, compared with $48,289 in Tennessee.