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Idaho Lags Behind National Average In Teacher Retention

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This segment originally aired May 21, 2019. 

Idaho's average teacher pay has declined by 6.4% since 2009, adjusted for inflation. Some advocates says this makes it difficult for the state to retain experienced teachers. We learn more about this issue, and what the Idaho Education Association thinks should be done about it. 

Have a question or comment for the show? Tweet @KBSX915 using #IdahoMatters.

Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.