FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2018
Contact: Saloni Sharma
Educators for McMaster?
Columbia, S.C. – Today Henry McMaster had a photo-op with an “Educators for McMaster” coalition. During the press conference, the Governor “touted” the 1% teacher pay raise included in this year’s budget. That’s odd when McMaster included $0 in his own budget to increase teacher pay and barely any funding for education. McMaster also vetoed money for safer school buses two months after a decades old school bus caught fire with 50 kids on board.
Reminder that under Henry McMaster:
- SC is 48th in education
- SC schools slipped from bad to worse on ‘Nation’s Report Card’ test rankings
- SC is 45th in best places to be a teacher
- SC is 47th in starting teacher salary
- 4,900 SC teachers left education altogether before the 2017-18 school year, and that number is increasing. According to experts, low pay is a contributing factor.
James Smith will be the Education Governor we need so every student has a chance to succeed and build a future. We know where James stands because he backs it up with action.