House committee to take up contentious teacher pay bill

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A legislative committee is set to take up a contentious proposal that would give school districts authority to negotiate higher pay with individual teachers.

The House Education committee on Monday is scheduled to debate the bill, which is opposed by teachers unions and school administrators who say benefits should be negotiated through collective bargaining, not individually.

Supporters of the measure say it would help struggling school districts recruit talented teachers.

A similar bill was already passed by the House, only to be killed in the Senate last week amid fierce backlash from unions.

But lawmakers could still advance a bill to Gov. Mike Pence for a signature. That’s because the bill still alive in the House was already approved by the Senate.

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