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Carter Wrenn: Teacher raises may not buy GOP lawmakers love

Carter Wrenn, the veteran GOP strategist, writes that raising teacher salaries, won't necessarily by the Republican legislature love in his blog post Talking About Politics.

"After Democrats ran an ad in State House Districts, something akin to a shockwave rippled down the hallways of the General Assembly, unsettling the less stouthearted Republican legislators.

"Last fall, after the last election House Republicans, riding high, assumed, We won. People love us. We can do what we want. They did. Then their poll numbers dropped. Then that ad hit. Then a cry went up from the unsettled, If we just give teachers raises – people will love us again.

"But are pay raises actually the reason for House Republicans’ shrinking poll numbers?"

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Yes, keeping our teachers at poverty level with a token bonus will earn you very little. Moreover, the GOPs new attitude towards education, or I should say disdain for education - at least education based on facts and not scripture - is what drives educators and the rest of us away from the brand. This rabid anti-intellectualism may be politically expedient for votes, but it is truly dangerous to our future. One of the many reasons I and many others left, no wait, were left by the GOP.

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