Gubernatorial candidates on education

- There are 41 days until voters head to the polls for the mid-term elections.

Tuesday, Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp unveiled what he is calling his biggest policy proposal.

Kemp said if elected governor, he will push for teachers to receive a $5,000 raise.

The average teacher salary in Georgia is just over $55,500.

Georgia ranks 23rd in teacher pay.

Kemp also announced his plans to raise childhood literacy rates by increasing the number of quality rated childcare centers.

Protecting parent choice by stopping efforts to eliminate privately run Pre-K programs and creating a literacy council.

Kemp's Democratic competitor, Stacey Abrams, has vowed to be Georgia’s “public education governor.”

She released a statement Tuesday reading:

"I am the only candidate in this race who has consistently opposed school vouchers and listened to the voices of educators, parents, and students. Under my leadership, our state will prioritize child care affordability; a modernized, fully-funded education formula; and debt-free college. To prepare our students for a modernized workforce and give every Georgia child the freedom and opportunity to thrive."

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