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With teachers protesting across the country for better wages, where do Baton Rouge educators fit in?

In May, East Baton Rouge teachers and other school employees protested at a school board meeting over a resolution that would end Louisiana’s Industrial Tax Exemption Program in the parish. The exemption allows manufacturing companies to waive property taxes. Opponents say it’s kept the school district from more than $300 million in the past 20 years. School employees argued the funding could cover raises for the more than 5,500 workers…