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Pitch for highly paid teachers gets mixed reviews

Dr. James Guthrie today tendered his resignation as Superintendent of Public Instruction, effective immediately.
Dr. James Guthrie today tendered his resignation as Superintendent of Public Instruction, effective immediately.
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Updated: 5/04/2013 10:01 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada's former schools chief is floating the idea of paying some of the state's teachers as much as doctors.

Jim Guthrie outlined a proposal this week to pay top-performing teachers an annual salary of $200,000. The plans says about 10 percent of the teaching force would belong to the "master teacher" category.

Guthrie says the measure would help elevate the profession and keep top talent from leaving for higher-paid fields.

The proposal is getting mixed reactions from teachers. One interviewed by the Las Vegas Sun agreed that the high pay would attract great teachers.

Others said it would create jealousy and a sort of class warfare among teachers.

Guthrie resigned in April, but said he doesn't want to stop suggesting ways for the state to improve.

AP-WF-05-04-13 1304GMT

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