GOP gubernatorial candidate Eric Doden proposes policy incentives to retain, attract teachers

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Eric Doden is pushing a plan to remedy Indiana’s ongoing teacher shortage by providing new financial incentives to current and prospective educators.

The teacher program marks some of the first definitive policy proposals by any of the candidates vying for the Indiana governor’s seat. That field of candidates on Monday officially grew by two more after U.S. Sen. Mike Braun and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch formally announced their campaigns for governor.

Doden’s “Teacher Investment Program” seeks to attract and retain Hoosier teachers by making public school teachers exempt from state income tax and providing an additional state tax credit for those who own a home.

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