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Republican Sen. Kevin Bryant endorses Childs for superintendent

04/22/2014 10:09 AM

07/29/2014 8:05 PM

Republican Sen. Kevin Bryant endorsed Meka Childs in the state superintendent of education race.

“Meka, years before the outrage we see now, voted against the adoption of the Common Core standards while she served on the Education Oversight Committee in 2010,” the Anderson senator said in a press release issued by Childs’ campaign. "She knew then and she knows now that education is an issue best addressed by parents, teachers, and local leadership, not bureaucrats in Washington. Her dedication to ensuring South Carolina standards for South Carolina students is unquestionable."

Childs, a former public school teacher who worked under Superintendent Mick Zais as the deputy superintendent of school effectiveness, is one of eight Republican candidates in the race to lead the state Department of Education.

Childs has also received endorsements from current Superintendent Mick Zais and State Representatives Eric Bedingfield, R-Greenville and Kris Crawford, R-Florence.

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