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"Teacher...Mick Zais Ate My Homepage!"

on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 21:29

Gotta make some room around here.

Here's your clearinghouse for every destructive proposal from State Supt.-for-Now Mick Zais, and our successful campaigns to stop him: A-F Grading of Teachers, Mandatory Retention, Gutting Class-Size Limits

Don't three falls make a TKO? No matter...in November 2014, we're going for the knockout.

The Road Ahead

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

Our opponents have not given up...

Gov. Appointment of State Supt. DEFEATED

on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 16:38

This series of bills would have taken away your right to vote for State Superintendent and given the Governor the power to appoint a State Superintendent.

Columbia’s The State newspaper credited “opposition from the education community,” for stopping it. Let’s not mince words: this bill was on track for passage until EdFirstSC and The SCEA intervened. Every other education group actively supported it.

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.

EdFirstSC Campaign Yields Teacher Raises, Pre-K, and Computer Labs in Charleston

on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 17:35

Charleston County teachers make less than they would in comparable districts. Pre-K and Computer Labs are chronically underfunded.

The problems have existed for years. Here's what we did about it.

No Teacher Left Behind: Catching Up on Lost Step-Increases

on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 07:03

Key legislators are indicating their interest in bringing every teacher’s salary up to what it should have been, had salaries never been frozen. If we act now, and stay focused, it will happen. If we don’t, it will wither on the vine.

Zais Teacher & Principal Evaluation Plan: Greatest Hits

on Wed, 11/28/2012 - 01:58

Here's everything you need to know about one of the worst ideas you'll ever hear.

EdFirstSC Endorses Sen. John Courson

on Wed, 10/31/2012 - 00:42

Some people have asked if EdFirstSC is seriously non-partisan.

We seriously want Republican John Courson to win this race.

Charleston County School Board Endorsements

on Thu, 10/11/2012 - 19:00

EdFirstSC is endorsing four outstanding candidates for Charleston County School Board: Todd Garrett (write-in), Jim Ramich, Mattese Lecque, and John Barter.

All of them have made distinguished contributions in a variety of endeavors. Each of them has an extensive record of community service:

EdFirstSC Supports Berkeley County School Improvement Referendum

on Fri, 08/03/2012 - 23:33

Like many South Carolina districts, Berkeley County has experienced explosive growth over the last decade. Current facilities are aging, and were never meant to accomodate the number of students they now serve.

It's time to replace trailers with classrooms

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