I support all in-school and after school programs. I vow to keep arts , increase music and entertainment curriculums, and maintain physical education among core curriculum options.
I vow to loosen some standards of teaching and replace with student and peer based evaluations. If a student states he or she is learning from a certain teacher, then that teacher should be kept.
I am against out-of-line college tuition without performance based departments to provide the student with the best value and options at time of graduation. I support free to low priced community college to South Carolina residents only.
I am against teachers or instructors purchasing supplies for their own classes. I support appropriate funding to support higher performing schools. Lower performing institutions will be evaluated to be turned into high performing.
I will need to research this topic or listen more from the educators regarding the Common Core.
Within the State of South Carolina, I support the freedom of school choice, but limited to jurisdiction. Example: Aiken County residents free to go any school in Aiken County.
I support any South Carolina resident to go after higher education. I will evaluate comprehensive plans to keep graduating high school students to attend local colleges and universities.
I will need to research this topic or listen more from the educators and/or students to see if charter schools are working for the state.
I support standardized testing on the Common Core groups at every grade level. I think waiting until high school to do standardized testing can be too late.
I support the current school safety levels with security wands, body scanners, cellphone or any mobile device free zones, weapon-free zone, emergency management plans, a closely managed conceal and carry plan, etc.
MORE TO COME discussions on student debt, early childhood education, class size, funding education, budget, education reform, education funding, 21st century education, fiscal responsibility, special education