As you can see from the pictures below, a lot of teachers visited the SC State House today.
It was great to discuss improving SC’s education system with Greenville County teachers who took the day off and made the trip to Columbia.
I appreciate the teachers who remained in their classrooms today and still found time to contact me to share their concerns.
I value the input of our teachers who are on the educational frontlines everyday.
Under the leadership of Speaker Jay Lucas, the SC House of Representatives continues to push comprehensive and bold education reform. The House passed plan provides reduced standardized testing, teacher retention and pay raises, and mental health resources for students.
SC needs to reduce administrative costs so that more funds go to the classroom. We have to provide remedial services so that students are reading on grade-level before reaching 3rd grade. Reduced class size and classroom discipline is vital.
I continue to fight for school choice so that parents have the freedom to pick the best educational environment for their children.
The time to act is now. Working together we can improve our education system and make a positive difference in the lives of SC students. ... See MoreSee Less