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Supporting Teachers - Students - Parents

There is a lot of misinformation floating around about my stance on public education. Some of the misinformation being spread is simply mistaken positions. Others, I'm afraid, are purposeful mischaracterizations. The short answer is...of course I support public education. More specifically, here are some of the initiatives I have recently advocated and/or voted in favor.

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Masked Hysteria

Beyond caring for our sick, the most important things that we can do right now is to 1) ensure our children can safely return to the school of their parents’ choice for face to face instruction, and 2) ensure that our free market economy fully reopens and jobs are restored. The best and most non-intrusive way to accomplish this is

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What Are You Doing For African Americans?

Many, who either believe the violence is justified, or are willing to overlook it as simply a distraction to the larger issue, challenged me. “What then are you doing to improve things?” “Can we expect more than empty words?” These were a few questions posed to me on social media (because people don’t actually talk with people anymore). Many went further, accusing me of racism.

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Constituent Update

This edition is a little longer than most, but there's a lot to cover. Particularly as it relates to the lengthy fight to continue improving education for all children, parents, teachers, and administrators in South Carolina! Despite eight weeks of delay designed to preserve the status quo, the Senate was able to pass an education reform proposal...

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Constituent Update

We're nearing the end of the 2019 legislative session and with several significant issues still on the table, namely education reform and whether or not to sell Santee Cooper, the next few week will be extremely busy. This week, the Senate passed a balanced budget...

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