How to support public education in

South Carolina

Important Dates

  • Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 7, 2018
  • Early Voting (General): Deadline to apply for absentee voting is Nov. 2, 2018
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Know the Issues

Here's what's at stake in South Carolina in the next election.

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Health Care

Health Care

Without quality healthcare, many students can’t come to school ready to learn. We support expanding Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program), improving the Affordable Care Act and repealing the tax on employee-sponsored health insurance.

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Immigration

Immigration

Regardless of country of origin, all students deserve a quality education. We support comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship, and rejects separating children from their families.

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Retirement Security

Retirement Security

Educators deserve access to the benefits they spent their lives paying for. Protecting pensions and Social Security ensures retired educators live with dignity.

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College Affordability

College Affordability

Every student should be able to pursue an education without amassing major debt. We support college affordability legislation, federal loan forgiveness programs for public service and increased Pell Grant funding.

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Teacher Shortage

Teacher Shortage

To ensure each classroom has an effective teacher we must identifying and address the root cause of the shortage. Maintaining high standards for licensure ensures every student has a qualified teacher from day one.

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Workers’ Rights

Workers’ Rights

Educators’ working conditions are students’ learning conditions. All public education employees deserve the right to negotiate a fair contract. Educators must advocate for fair pay, better working conditions and our students.

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NEA recommends

These candidates are committed to advancing student opportunity and quality public education in every neighborhood.
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Sean Carrigan (D)
U.S. House, 2nd Dist.
Mary Geren (D)
U.S. House, 3rd Dist.
Rep. James Clyburn (D)
U.S. House, 6th Dist.

Take action

Here's what you can do to support public education where you live.

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Pledge your support

To ensure that every child has the opportunity to succeed, we must hold politicians accountable for the quality of public schools. Pledge to be the voice for South Carolina's students in the 2018 midterm elections!

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Spread the word

Post on social media to show your support for strong public schools.

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