Educating the whole child is about education funding, and it’s about so much more, too.
Learn more about what we're doing to improve the lives of our students, educators, and families.
The shortage of affordable housing is pushing more students and families into homelessness and making it impossible for educators to live in the communities where they work.
Career and Technical Education
Career and Technical Education blends academic and career skills with hands-on learning, giving students a competitive edge.
Students need healthy, nutritious school meals that are free to all and prepare them for learning.
Full-service community schools meet students’ academic and enrichment needs by recognizing that many students are coping with serious issues that affect their ability to learn and thrive in the classroom.
Educators & School Staff should be treated as professionals starting from the date they sign their contracts. However, contracts for educators and school staff in South Carolina often offer no benefit or protection while allowing significant leeway for districts and administrators. This one-sided relationship in employment contracts with school districts must end.
Early Childhood Education
Universal pre-K and Kindergarten give children the foundation they need for a lifetime of learning and success.
Education Support Professionals
Education Support Professionals play vital roles inside and outside the classroom. They keep schools and campuses running and ensure students are safe, healthy, and ready to learn.
Ensuring that students in every community have caring, committed, profession-ready educators means improving strategies for recruiting, preparing, and supporting educators at all stages
Freedom to Read
Books are for all of us. Everyone has the right to choose what to read. Censoring books denies students the ability to see themselves and understand our similarities and our differences.
Gun Violence Prevention
Students need safe environments to learn, live, and grow.
Going to college should not mean going into debt. Ensuring that higher education is accessible and affordable to all Americans is key to our nation’s prosperity—and to the well-being of students and families.
Homework Gap/Digital Divide
Too many students and educators don’t have the home internet access they need to succeed.
Honesty in Education
All children deserve an honest education, and educators need the freedom to teach the honest, complete facts about historical events without political censorship.
As Americans, we believe in equality and fairness for all, and together we can end discrimination against LGBTQ+ people.
Schools can be tough places for working parents. Parental leave policies are part of the problem.
For South Carolina to attract and retain the educators and school staff, a fully funded investment in raises and fund step increases to year 30 must be made.
Racial and Social Justice
All people, whatever their color, background, or ZIP code, deserve to be treated fairly and with respect.
Schools in rural areas need reliable funding to provide students with the support, classes, activities, and technology that will ensure a well-rounded education.
Many public school buildings are so ill-equipped or in such poor condition that they undermine teaching and learning.
All students deserve an education that sparks their curiosity and desire to learn. Special fits our most vulnerable students’ unique needs.
Whatever our color, background, or ZIP code, our vote gives us a say in the decisions that affect our lives.
Vouchers take scarce funding from students in public schools and give those resources to unaccountable private schools.
Educators and all public-service employees deserve to negotiate over pay, benefits, and working conditions, but they lack a federal law that would guarantee that right.