A new bill proposed in the California State Senate would completely eliminate income tax for teachers who have been in the profession for six years. Senate Bill 807, also known as the Teacher Recruitment and Retention Act, is an attempt to provide incentives for teachers to stay in the profession in a state troubled by a shortage of educators.
“Teachers are the original job creators”, said Democratic state Sen. Henry Stern, who introduced the bill along with fellow Democratic Sen. Cathleen Galgiani, in a statement. “The teaching profession is critical to California’s economic success and impacts every vocation and profession in the state.”
How I wish that there will be legislators in the Philippine Senate and Congress who will sponsor the same bill for the benefits of our teachers.