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Issue Position: Education and the Economy

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"We need quality public education for every child -- No more Corridors of Shame!"

The key to our success as a state is public education. Education is what enables a person to make informed decisions, to open doors of opportunity, and to step into a better way of life. It is a step out of poverty. When high-tech, high wage industries consider locating to a state, they look at the quality of its public schools because in today's economy, a competent workforce must be well educated. The most glaring problem with public education in South Carolina is the gap between tax-rich and tax-poor school districts. Support for public education is an investment in the lives of our people and in the future of our state. As your legislator, I would support and advocate for:

- Equalized funding for school districts

- Competive pay for our teachers -- We get what we pay for.

- Smaller classrooms

- More pre-K opportunities

- A minimum wage that is a livable wage. -- Every person who works fulltime should be able to support their family.

- Amend the state constitution to replace the dismal standard of "minimally adequate" with the expectation of a "high quality education" for our public school children.

Go to http://www.goodbyeminimallyadequate.com/ to sign the petition.

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