Education is the key to success for our children that face a very challenging future. We have a duty to future generations to continue to keep our schools and students performing at a very high level, ranking as one of the top school systems in the State of South Carolina. Teachers are the core of any successful school. Teachers are the solid foundation of our children's educational experience. We must grant the local School District the power to reward successful teachers who make real differences in our children's lives. The counties and states should not be transferring power to federal control. As a legislator, I will fight the special interest groups that would like to see this become a reality.