Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders to unveil sweeping educational reforms, tackling CRT, school choice, teacher wages

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FIRST ON FOX: GOP Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders is proposing large overhauls to the state’s acquisition system, tackling issues from teacher wage increases to schoolhouse prime to eliminating captious contention mentation (CRT) successful curriculum, Fox News Digital learned exclusively. 

On Wednesday, Sanders’ bureau is expected to suggest legislation to beryllium considered by the Republican-controlled authorities legislature, called "Arkansas LEARNS," arsenic 1 of her archetypal large pushes since taking bureau arsenic the nation's youngest governor.

The bill, if it passes, would summation the existent basal wage for teachers from $36,000 to $50,000 which would fertile Arkansas 4th highest base-salary for teachers successful the nation. The measurement would besides supply 12 weeks paid maternity permission and merit-based bonuses of up to $10,000. 

Sanders’ measure volition besides destruct immoderate CRT oregon "indoctrination" successful curriculum.

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The measurement is besides aimed astatine broadening schoolhouse choice, with the extremity of adopting afloat cosmopolitan prime for each Arkansas families by schoolhouse twelvemonth 2025-2026. 

Currently successful Arkansas, lone 35% of students successful 3rd people tin work astatine people level. To combat the issue, Sanders’ measure volition money 120 caller literacy coaches to beryllium deployed crossed the authorities to "maximize pupil learning," and $500 of supplemental acquisition services per twelvemonth per immoderate pupil from kindergarten to 3rd people who’s struggling to work astatine people level. 

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Before advancing to the 4th grade, students volition beryllium required to work astatine a 3rd people level.

As portion of Arkansas LEARNS, students volition beryllium required to implicit 75 hours of assemblage work to postgraduate precocious school. High schoolhouse students volition beryllium offered dual-track diplomas that volition payment students entering the workforce straight aft graduation and assistance them suffice for high-paying jobs. 

Sanders, who delivered the Republican rebuttal to President Joe Biden's State of the Union code Tuesday night, is expected to unveil her acquisition bundle connected Wednesday astatine 12:30 p.m. CT from the authorities capitol. 

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