Education Reform to Dominate 2019 Legislative Session

Jan 11, 2019

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After the first week of this year’s session,  it’s clear that the top priority for the South Carolina General Assembly is improving the state’s public school system, something that education advocates have been seeking for years.

In his Inaugural Address, Gov. Henry McMaster (R) joined legislative leaders in calling for what he termed a “bold" game plan to boost the state’s education system.

While no formal proposals have been un-veiled, lawmakers are talking about focusing on school districts with dire needs, consolidating small, struggling districts, reducing non-teaching demands on teachers, and raising teacher salaries in order to keep good teachers and recruit new ones.