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Democrat running for Arkansas governor outlines teacher salary plan

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Photographs by Staton Breidenthal

Jared Henderson, then the executive director of Teach for America in Arkansas, (center) is shown with Gov. Asa Hutchinson (right) and Little Rock School District Superintendent Baker Kurrus in this file photo.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Henderson said Thursday that he wants to boost the state's minimum teacher salary of $31,800 a year by 10 percent, starting in the 2019-2020 school year, and then by 3.6 percent in each of the subsequent nine years.

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