For decades, South Carolina schools have been underfunded and under served. We currently fund $2,425 per student, well under the $2,984 base minimum by law. This equates to nearly $13M that our district is losing every year. These funds must be restored to provide our children a high quality education.
As the Representative for District 81, I will fight to obtain full funding for all public schools and to prevent erosion of public school funds to private businesses. I will also fight for pay equity across the state for our teachers and ensure that each school district has the resources they need to provide the highest quality education for our children.
Quality public education equals quality jobs, decreased prison populations, and decreased crime. This adds up to an increase in the quality of life for all.