Rep. Willie Perkins, D-Greenwood, left, questions House Education Committee chairman John Moore, R-Brandon, about the Teacher Pay Raise bill, as Rep. Tommy Taylor, R-Boyle, listens during debate on ... more 
Rep. Willie Perkins, D-Greenwood, left, questions House Education Committee chairman John Moore, R-Brandon, about the Teacher Pay Raise bill, as Rep. Tommy Taylor, R-Boyle, listens during debate on chambers floor at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Representatives voted 86-26 to pass House Bill 504. Teachers would get a $1,500 raise over the next two years, and a projected raise of $2,750 over the following two years, assuming state revenues continue growing. Teachers in their first five years would get raises automatically while those with more than five years' experience would have to meet three of 22 criteria. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) less 
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