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Press Release: EdFirstSC Campaign Forces Zais to Withdraw Proposal

on Fri, 11/01/2013 - 03:53

We sent over 15,000 emails to stop Mick Zais' proposal to gut regulations on class size, teacher workloads, and mandatory staffing ratios.

Remember the two most important words in boxing, Mick: "Stay down!"

Press Release: EdFirstSC Calls On Zais to Withdraw Class-Size Proposal & Re-election Bid

on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 10:29

SC educators don't deserve another distracting effort to undermine their vital work.

Mick Zais took 29 personal days during his first ten months in office to attend football games and stamp conventions, clean his shed, and go golfing. He would seem to be well-poised to make the most of an extended lame-duck term.

Dear Mick...

on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 02:45

I always wanted a pen pal.

Here's the complete, unedited correspondence between EdFirsSC & State Supt.-for-Now Mick Zais (and staff) regarding his plan to gut regulations on class-sizes, teacher workloads, & mandatory staffing ratios.

Major Victory: State Board Rejects Evaluation Plan. Zais Blames EdFirstSC Email Campaign

on Fri, 12/14/2012 - 18:34

Mick Zais is giving us credit for stopping his evaluation plan. Don't be so modest, Dr. Zais. Much of the damage was self-inflicted.

Formal Complaint to the State Board of Ed re. Censorship of Florence Meeting

on Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:22

Zais' staff was caught stuffing audience questions into a briefcase, and then lied about the reason. An ugly, ugly episode.

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.