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Fair Pay & Benefits

You shouldn’t have to choose between following your passion and making a living.
A teacher stands in her classroom packed for the year.

Fair pay and fair benefits ensure the best and brightest can join and stay in our profession–for that’s what our communities deserve.

​Simply put, educators deserve professional pay for professional work — and the members of The SCEA are the premier advocates fighting to ensure you’re paid what you’re worth. This also means stopping legislative cuts to your benefits such as health insurance and retirement.

South Carolina's schools are facing an unprecedented educator and school staff shortage crisis that only deepens by the day. A historic crisis must be met with historic solutions.

John Ross, Teacher
Our students are very important to us. But we can’t take care of them if we can’t take care of ourselves.
Quote by: John Ross, Teacher
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Go local, get active

The best way you can support students and protect public education is to get involved directly in your community. At The SCEA, we partner closely with local affiliates and members to support you where you live and work.
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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.