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Election Day Cheat Sheet

on Sun, 11/02/2014 - 01:43

Please get out and vote on Tue. Nov 4th, whether or not you agree with these choices. Elected officials notice who shows up and who doesn’t.

The education community has acquired a reputation for staying home. It shows in the policies and proposals that come forward.

Zais Value-Added Results: 34% of Teachers Deficient...18% Failing

on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 21:01

Zais' staff says the darndest things when they have something to hide...

INCREDIBLE Victories for Teachers & Kids

on Fri, 08/09/2013 - 14:03

Over the last two years, EdFirstSC has been empowering people who care about education. Members receive newsletters that keep them up to date on education issues and make it easy to contact policymakers.

This simple formula for change has produced astounding results...

"Read to Succeed": Destined to Fail

on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 17:17

Why would we stop a bill with a catchy name like "Read to Succeed"? Because it's a cheap, reckless knock-off of a questionable Florida program.

SC Students Outperforming Expectations

on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 20:35

SC schools are at the bottom of every list. Thank goodness for Mississippi, right?

Nonsense.

"Are You Nuts?!"

on Fri, 03/01/2013 - 19:55

That's a quote from a House Ways & Means official who was asked about increasing school funding.

Just a few weeks later, Ways & Means approved $175 MILLION in new education spending.

You don't suppose it had anything to do with the 25,000 emails we sent, do you? Maybe it was the 500 phone calls....

SC School Funding: Not Even "Minimally Adequate"

on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 06:46

SC uses an infamous phrase to describe the standard of education we will provide: "minimally adequate".

State law also includes a school funding formula. For next year, it works out to $2790 per child.

This year's funding was $778 per child BELOW that, even though we had a billion dollar surplus. A school with 700 students is missing over a half-million dollars.

Endorsements: Louis L. Smith (Dorch. 2 Sch. Bd.)

on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 02:13

EdFirstSC Director Patrick Hayes is supporting Louis L. Smith's candidacy for Dorchester 2 School Board.

Sen. Thurmond: Shaming and Firing Teachers (NO appeals...NO seniority)

on Tue, 04/01/2014 - 03:27

A series of bills sponsored by Sen. Thurmond (R- Charleston) would expose SC teachers to public humiliation, firing without cause (and no right to an appeal). They would also strip seniority rights.

Discredited Shill Pushing Merit Pay Bill

on Mon, 02/17/2014 - 05:57

EdFirstSC welcomes Michelle Rhee to the Palmetto State.

Now go home.

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