COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - SC for Ed will hold a rally for teachers to demand better pay, smaller class size, and removing other duties from teacher contracts.
The #AllOutMay1 event will begin at 9 a.m. at the Department of Education on Senate Street. From there, teachers, parents, community members, and others will march to and around the South Carolina State House.
There will be guest speakers to address the crowd as well.
The rally comes as lawmakers mull over an 80-page bill which looks to reform South Carolina’s education system. Members of SC for Ed, however, believe more needs to be done.
For over a decade, educators in this state have been continuously pushed aside and neglected as we give our best to the students we love so dearly including: the clothes off our backs, the money in our wallets, and the tears in our eyes,” the organization said in a statement. “We all know that we can not sufficiently educate our students without the resources our school so desperately need, thus the legislature needs to appropriately fund education and pass effective educational policy.”
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Here’s more information about the rally and the demands from teachers, in addition to things they will need throughout the day: