From the Post & Courier in Charleston, SC today:
“Public school teachers across South Carolina plan to leave work May 1 and protest in Columbia to demand higher wages, smaller classroom sizes and other changes to their working conditions.
It remains unclear how many teachers will participate and whether any school districts may opt to close schools that day.
The protest was announced over the weekend by SC for Ed, a teacher activist group. The group formed last summer and was inspired partly by teacher walkouts and strikes across the country, which have been widely promoted by the National Education Association labor union.”
SC is experiencing a teacher shortage.
Their classes are too big.
Per pupil expenditure is not where it needs to be.
They are wearing red on Wednesdays.
They are taking a personal day on May 1st.
They are converging in Columbia the same day we are going to Raleigh.