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SC teacher group plans May 1 walkout and march to Statehouse

April 22, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A group of South Carolina teachers organized on social media is asking all teachers to take a day off during the middle of next week and march on the Statehouse.

SC for Ed is organizing the All Out On May 1 rally, saying lawmakers have not done enough this year to help teachers after promising education reform.

In a statement, the group says a 4 percent raise for teachers in this year’s proposed budget is not enough. They also are upset the General Assembly has not passed proposals to reduce class sizes, guarantee teachers at least a short break without students and add social workers and counselors.

A similar rally is planned for North Carolina on May 1, where a number of the state’s larger school districts have canceled classes.

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