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Smart & Just Policies

Our students’ job is to learn. Ours is to make sure they can.
President Sherry East poses with students during Read Across America.

South Carolina must pass laws and policies that push forward the arc of justice–laws that protect all children's access to a great public education, regardless of age, background, need, or zip code.

  • Bias Free Schools Safe and affirming schools are a core element of student success. When students feel that they are not welcome, their ability to learn and thrive is diminished. We can create schools where every student can learn, regardless of their skin color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or ability.
  • Funding Public Schools The only way to make sure all learners have the tools and schools they need to succeed is to properly fund every aspect of public education.
  • Teacher Quality Teachers strive for excellence. They challenge themselves so they are better able to meet the needs of their students and their families.
  • Special Education The SCEA advocates for the fulfillment of a federal funding promise to ensure children with disabilities can access a free, quality education.
Marley Dias poses for a picture.
Diverse stories provide kids with different perspectives and help them see how others think and feel.
An illustration of a girl with butterfly wings and a bullhorn. She has a speech bubble that says, "Our power is stronger than fear!

Respect, Reflect, and Protect SC Students!

Only The SCEA has toolkits to help you understand the issues and defend the civil rights of all students.

Your Voice. Our Power. Their Future.

The SCEA is an affiliate of the largest professional association of educators in the country. As the leading advocate for the schools South Carolina students deserve, The SCEA works to promote quality public education and to support public school employees.