S.C. Senate Continues Debate on School Improvement Bill

Jan 31, 2020

SC Senate in session on January 30, 2020.
Credit Russ McKinney/SC Public Radio

Teacher Bill of Rights Defeated

When the State Senate re-convenes next week it will begin its’ third week of debate on an omnibus School Improvement Bill.  For the past two years it’s been the General Assembly’s first priority.  It aims to update an array of state policies to produce better educated students, and perhaps most importantly shore-up the teaching profession by keeping good teachers in the classroom and to entice new teachers to the profession.

This week the Senate voted to remove the so-called teacher Bill of Rights from the bill, something teachers support and already approved by the House of Representatives.