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Rick Wade on Education

 


All 6 siblings attended public schools

Born in Lancaster South Carolina, "a mill town," as he describes it, Wade says his personal story "is so South Carolina."

"I had very humble beginnings," he says. "A father who didn't graduate from high school, was a fork lift operator in the textile mills, a mother who graduated from what then was called Lancaster Training School and was a nurse's assistant her entire life. And six of us; five boys and one girl and we all went to the public schools. All of my brothers; four other brothers had distinguished military careers, following in my father's footsteps as a war veteran. And I was the first person in my family to pursue advanced education at the University of South Carolina and then ultimately at Harvard University."

Source: TheGrio webzine interview on 2014 South Carolina Senate race , Dec 13, 2013

Vision for S.C. focused on education and jobs

It would be intriguing to see two black candidates with opposite viewpoints on a laundry list of issues debating them before the people. At the end of the day, voters would be asked to choose not based on race but on these candidates' ideas and philosophies.

Wade believes he can articulate a vision--one focused on education and jobs, among other things--that many South Carolinians would agree with. He said he would take "my message to the people, wherever they are, whoever they are."

Source: The State magazine on 2014 South Carolina Senate race , Aug 29, 2013

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