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Zais Value-Added Results: 34% of Teachers Deficient...18% Failing

on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 21:01

Zais' staff says the darndest things when they have something to hide...

INCREDIBLE Victories for Teachers & Kids

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

Over the last two years, 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...

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.

"Are You Nuts?!"

on Fri, 03/01/2013 - 19:55

That's a quote from a House Ways & Means official who was asked about increasing school funding.

Just a few weeks later, Ways & Means approved $175 MILLION in new education spending.

You don't suppose it had anything to do with the 25,000 emails we sent, do you? Maybe it was the 500 phone calls....

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.

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.

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.

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