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SC Education Lobby Siphons $ from public school classrooms

The Voice for School Choice has an article out this week outlining the many ways that that the South Carolina education lobby … which includes:

public school teachers
administrators
superintendents
school board members

… has siphoned huge sums of money away from public school classrooms; money that is spent on formal lobbying, political contributions, campaigning, and media spin. They’ve consistently mis-informed both lawmakers and the public about public school spending and student performance. They’ve fought education reform tooth and nail.

And what have our children received here in South Carolina for all their efforts? Well here’s the list of “D” and “F” graded schools right here in our state.

More specifically here are the schools in our county:

SPARTANBURG 7 CARVER JUNIOR HIGH D
SPARTANBURG 7 MCCARTHY/TESZLER LEARNING CENT F
SPARTANBURG 7 MYLES W WHITLOCK JUNIOR HIGH F
SPARTANBURG 6 JESSE S BOBO ELEMENTARY D
SPARTANBURG 7 CLEVELAND ELEMENTARY D
SPARTANBURG 7 MARY H WRIGHT ELEMENTARY D
SPARTANBURG 7 MCCARTHY/TESZLER LEARNING CENT F
SPARTANBURG 7 PARK HILLS ELEMENTARY D

After watching the insanity of fellow Americans who are teachers, school administrators (and a group of avowed communists and socialists who joined their ranks) trashing the Wisconsin capital, issuing death threats to Wisconsin legislators, watching business being threatened by police and fire unions … does anyone really believe any longer that the teacher and school unions are only “DOING IT FOR THE CHILDREN” ???

Enough is enough South Carolina parents. Grandparents. Citizens who just want our children to have a chance to have a better education and choose a school or education system that will not fail them. Join Jim Demint in urging SC Legislators to co-sponsor and support H. 3407 and S. 414. Visit the website of South Carolinians for Responsible Government to learn more about the school choice bills currently offered in Columbia.

Contact your representatives and senators and urge them to give your family and your children a choice in their education, and if they are supporting this bill THANK THEM and encourage them that we are voters, we are precinct delegates, we are taxpayers and we have a voice. You know all those dollars siphoned from your children’s schools by the education lobby are being used to hound them to say “NO” to school choice.

The education lobby is mobilized and fighting to retain their money and power.

We need to be equally mobilized to fight for our children.

I expect I’ll get the usual emails from the usual teachers after a posting like this. Good teachers in good schools are a tremendous asset to our children, we’ve all benefited from teachers in our past who have motivated and inspired us (thank you Mrs. Jones and Mr. Joseph). Good teachers have nothing to fear from choice. However, they are OUR children, and we want every opportunity to educate them the way our family deems best. Sometimes that may be YOUR classroom! Sometimes we may want to choose a different avenue.

Cross post from Spartanburg Tea Party

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