In It For The Long Haul. The SCEA Looks Beyond Its 130 Years to Support Quality Public Education Well Into the Future. Bernadette R. Hampton President Elect The South Carolina Education Association May 15, 2014. The SCEA Origins.
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The SCEA Looks Beyond Its 130 Years to Support Quality Public Education Well Into the Future
Bernadette R. Hampton
The South Carolina Education Association
May 15, 2014
In addition to professional staff at its headquarters in Columbia, The SCEA employs five full-time UniServ Directors and 10 part-time UniServSupport Advocates throughout the state to assist and recruit new members who demonstrate the drive to lead and organize.
Oppose voucher legislation that would send taxpayer money to private schools
Support Common Core State Standards —with teacher involvement and resources for proper implementation
Oppose bills to eliminate teachers’ due process rights and disregard seniority/experience in RIF decisions
Oppose unfair educator evaluation plan with scientifically flawed Value-Added Modeling (VAM) component used for making high stakes personnel decisions
Support full funding for K-12 education
It’s important to maintain a dialogue with leaders on both sides of the aisle.
Thanks to sponsor Renaissance Dental, two Columbia schools visited by the NEA Cat-a-Van each received a $500 donation for their media centers! More than 800 students received a hardback copy of The Cat in the Hat, a goodie bag with toothbrush and brushing timer, and a stovepipe hat!
With its local grant, The SCEA was able to purchase a Cat-in-the-Hat mascot suit, provide financial support for local RAA events, and purchase more than 200 Dr. Seuss books for students!