Booker Re-Introduces Legislation to Boost Teacher Compensation by up to $15,000
May 3, 2022
Under the RAISE Act, educators would be eligible to claim up to $15,000 in new, refundable tax credits
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA), Jahana Hayes (D-CT), John Larson (D-CT), and Mark Takano (D-CA) introduced legislation that would boost teacher compensation by putting tax money back in their pockets and help diversify the teaching workforce. The bill, called the Respect, Advancement, and Increasing Support for Educators (RAISE) Act, would provide educators with a minimum of $1000 in refundable tax credits and as much as $15,000.