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June 12, 2018

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1988: Almost 60 percent of those polled by an Albuquerque newspaper said New Mexico teachers were underpaid.

More than 48 percent of those polled said they would support a tax increase to fund teacher pay hikes.

The Albuquerque Journal poll, conducted by Research and Polling Inc., surveyed 1,329 registered voters statewide.

About 3 percent of those polled said teachers were overpaid, while 22 percent said they were adequately paid and 17 percent said they were undecided.

New Mexico teachers 30 years ago earned an average salary of $25,000, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

Today's average teacher salary in New Mexico is $47,000, with a minimum salary set at $36,000.

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