State of South Carolina Archives: on Education
Early education is the beginning of economic health
2009: Stood up for childhood education: Protected the people's vital interests in the critical education case in
Clarendon County, which confirmed the necessity of early childhood education as the beginning of economic health and prosperity.
Source: 2010 S.C. Gubernatorial campaign website HenryMcMaster.com
Jan 11, 2017
Keep state leaders focused like a laser beam on our schools
Brad understands how important education is to improving the lives of South Carolinians. He will fight to ensure South Carolina gets its fair share of national funding and help keep state leaders focused like a laser beam on our schools.
He knows that without a properly educated and trained work force, businesses looking to relocate will simply go someplace else.
Source: 2014 S.C. Senate campaign website, BradHutto.com
Jun 25, 2014
Invest in quality public education
Source: 2014 S.C. Senate campaign website JoyceDickersonSC.com
May 15, 2014
- Invest in universal pre-K programs and ensure every child has access to a quality public education;
- Invest in our small businesses, expanding opportunities for the continuation programs that expand entrepreneurship, while supporting
policies that strengthen existing businesses;
- Invest in infrastructure for our state to expand broadband and technology opportunities, to create quality jobs;
Support the extension of unemployment benefits, and work to provide a solution for the long-term unemployed, and
- Work with our Congressional Delegation and
Members of Congress to provide bipartisan solutions to advance our community, state and nation forward.
Make a real investment in our charter schools
Every child in South Carolina learns differently, some more so than others. It is our responsibility as the leadership of this state to embrace that reality, not fight it, and give all of our children the chance to learn, to grow, and to thrive.
And so the time to make a real investment in our charter schools has come--and our budget does just that. Charters are innovators--we need those fresh insights and ideas to help us improve our educational system for all of South Carolina's children.
Source: 2012 S.C. State of the State Address
Jan 18, 2012
Devolve education to states without abolishing Department
Q: Sharron Angle wants to get rid of the Department of Education, is that a good idea?
DEMINT: I agree that we need to devolve a lot of power out of Washington.
Q; Getting rid of it completely, is that a good idea? No more Department of Education?
DEMINT: I can see a role of looking at best practices around the state. But the fact is pretty clear, since the federal government increased its involvement in the '60s, the quality of our education relative to the rest of the world has declined.
And we spend more per student than any other country in the world. So I've introduced a bill to devolve a lot of power from the federal government back to the states.
Q: But that's not the same as abolishing it. A lot of money comes from the federal
DEMINT: Well, she's very bold to say it. The fact is, education would probably work a lot better without the Department of Education. You can do it in a common-sense, reasonable way that doesn't disrupt any of the activities that we support
Source: CNN "State of the Union" coverage: 2010 S.C. Senate debate
Sep 19, 2010
Endorses teacher-led prayer & displaying Ten Commandments
Indicate which principles you support regarding education.
Source: 2002 S.C. Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test
Nov 1, 2002
- Support national standards and testing of public school students.
- Support teacher testing and reward teachers with merit pay.
Support displaying the Ten Commandments in public schools.
- Endorse teacher-led voluntary prayer in public schools.
- Require public schools to administer high school exit exams.
- Support abstinence-only sexual education programs.
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