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Charleston County Salary Bait & Switch

on Mon, 12/01/2014 - 13:26

“Where Did $8.5 Million in Salary Funds Go?”

Hint: Not Where CCSD Said It Went

Charleston County School District crowed about spending $8.5 Million to bring salaries closer to market values for chronically underpaid employees. So where is it?

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..

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...

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.