Student teachers rarely get paid. New plans in the Illinois General Assembly hope to change that

Megan Lavery almost had to let go of her teaching dream — twice. As an undergrad, she changed her major when she realized she couldn’t afford to spend a semester paying for school, but not being paid to work.

Before they can get a teaching license, students spend months working in classrooms as “student teachers.” But they typically don’t get paid.

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