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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.

The Latest on Charleston's Merit Pay Fiasco

on Thu, 01/16/2014 - 18:50

A stunning avalanche of emails (THANK YOU!!!—Keep it coming!) and negative media attention has quickly moved the District through the stages of grief: Anger, Denial, & Bargaining.

Join us on Jan. 27th to help the District move to Acceptance & Letting Go..

BRIDGE Merit Pay Grant: “Send It Back!” 1/27 - 5:15pm

on Thu, 01/16/2014 - 18:17

Email lets policymakers know that you care. The question for them is, "How much?"

Do you care for as long as it takes to send an email, or do you care enough to leave the house and come downtown on a Monday night?

Charleston Merit Pay: "A Model for Our State"?

on Mon, 12/16/2013 - 03:32

Starting in 2015, Charleston's BRIDGE plan will withhold promised salaries.

Teachers & principals will be forced to win them back by hitting test score targets (with a 36% error rate). Advanced degrees will no longer be rewarded. Unreliable data will be used to FIRE educators. .

Charleston Merit Pay: Documentation of Claims Made by EdFirstSC

on Mon, 12/16/2013 - 02:56

Lest there be any doubt, Charleston County DOES plan to fire teachers using unreliable data and withhold promised salaries for years of service and advanced degrees. See for yourself...

INCREDIBLE Victories for Teachers & Kids

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

Over the last year, 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...

The Wit and Wisdom of SC Senator Lee Bright

on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 13:49

SC Senator Lee Bright has announced his interest in becoming US Senator Lee Bright. I recently had the chance to speak with him about education issues. He believes that public schools should be abolished and that teachers should be seen and not heard. Do you?

He also holds at least one impoverished South Carolina community in contempt and resents the cost of providing an education to its children.

"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.

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