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La Crosse teachers fight for better pay amid low morale, budget problems

More than 40 educators have left the La Crosse School District in recent months, says Jesse Martinez, president of the La Crosse Education Association. Low morale in the district has been compounded by an ongoing fight over pay, teachers say. The district is offering La Crosse teachers a 2% wage increase, but educators are asking for a 4.7% increase to keep pace with soaring inflation.