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Mich. schools' sup't seeks $100K teacher salaries

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - State Superintendent Mike Flanagan is calling for an increase in salaries for Michigan teachers.
    
Flanagan told a group of science experts at Michigan State University this week that an increase in salaries to more than $100,000 a year would attract more students that excel in science and math to become teachers.  Flanagan says low teacher wages often discourage science and math students from pursuing teaching as a career.
    
He says raising teacher salaries above six figures also will encourage more "mid-career changers."
    
Flanagan stresses Michigan needs to raise all teachers to that level "to continue getting the best and brightest people."

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