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Bill Would Give Teachers New Career Ladder to Climb

As it stands now, there's not much of a career ladder for teachers in New Jersey -- if they want to keep teaching.

Bill Would Give Teachers New Career Ladder to Climb

As it stands now, there’s not much of a career ladder for teachers in New Jersey -- if they want to keep teaching.

Basically it comes down to two choices: Stay in the classroom and get the predictable salary bumps for years of experience -- and keep doing the same job. Or become an administrator -- and leave the classroom. Other than that there's little to no chance for added responsibility or added rewards.

But some in New Jersey are starting to rethink that situation, led by the state’s teachers union and a growing cadre of legislators in the Statehouse.

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