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      State Superintendent Barresi calls for teacher pay raise

      Oklahoma State Schools Superintendent Janet Barresi has called for a $2,000 raise for all Oklahoma teachers.

      Barresi called for the raises during an event hosted by the Oklahoma State School Boards Association Saturday.

      "With a $2,000 raise, we will see Oklahoma teacher pay jump past numerous states, including our neighbor to the east, Arkansas, and get within just a few dollars of Missouri. We'll also cut by more than half our gap with Texas." Barresi said at the event.

      According to Barresi,the plan calls for moving less than 10 percent of schools' carryover money to teacher pay. The plan would also ask for school superintendents to move 2 percent of money going towards administrative overhead to teacher pay.

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