A panel of state senators will take a statewide approach to improving South Carolina’s public schools.
Focusing only on the more than 30 poor, rural school districts that sued the state in 1993 would ignore challenges facing other districts, including those in faster growing areas of the state, the senators said Tuesday.
The panel met as a June 30 deadline nears for the state to report to the S.C. Supreme Court on steps taken to improve the state’s schools, which the court declared unconstitutional in 2014.
During Tuesday’s meeting, state Sen. Vincent Sheheen, D-Kershaw, asked education advocates to offer specific proposals to improve all the state’s K-12 public schools. The senators will meet again in about a month.