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Educator Voice

Advocacy ensures that we enhance student learning and improve educator working conditions–benefiting our students, schools, and the community as a whole.
A teacher poses in a school hallway with a sign about leadership.

It also gives Union members a genuine voice in their workplace, helping to ensure educator rights, fair compensation and benefits, retirement security, and enhanced, safe conditions for student learning.


Students, and student-centered issues, are at the heart of our organizing and engagement efforts. This type of advocacy is about taking charge and implementing educator-led solutions that work for our students and their schools. It involves leveraging collective power in new ways to raise the voice and vision of educators and build stronger partnerships with parents, students, and other community stakeholders that share common values. In our advocacy for the schools South Carolina students deserve, The SCEA members fight for:

  • smaller class sizes
  • less testing
  • increased staffing of nurses and counselors
  • community schools.

Join us in our advocacy and take action now!

Teacher Pete Stone poses with a banjo
A collective group like The SCEA is a proven, trusted network to support you in the ability to step out there and say “This has to change,” and you won’t be stepping out alone.
Quote by: Pete Stone, Teacher
Member Cassie Owens Moore poses in front of a banner that says "Read Banned Books."

Stand with School Librarians

School Librarians stand up for the Freedom to Read because, for them, it's about the students the books represent.

Stand with them because they stand for our 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.