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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?

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.

EdFirst Veto Override Rally

on Tue, 07/17/2012 - 13:59

EdFirst led a rally to oppose Gov. Haley's veto of $10 million in teacher salary funding. Her spokesman's dismissive response demonstrates why our work is so critical.

Statewide teacher salary increases awaiting Haley's approval - Charleston City Paper

on Mon, 07/16/2012 - 11:15

EdFirst's petition campaign, Restore Teacher Salaries, played a pivotal role in passing legislation that requires districts to resume step increases (additional pay for years of experience).

These increases had been frozen as part of the largest education cuts in the US during the recession.