/Kamala Harris Seeks $315 Billion to Raise Public-School Teacher Salaries

Kamala Harris Seeks $315 Billion to Raise Public-School Teacher Salaries

WASHINGTON—California Sen. Kamala Harris is proposing a $315 billion plan to increase pay for public-school teachers, an effort to address the gap in pay between educators and other professionals that would financially reward a loyal Democratic Party constituency.

The Harris proposal, the first from a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to address public education through high school, would aim to provide the average public-school teacher a $13,500 pay raise, an amount Ms. Harris’s campaign said correlates with the gap…