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Joe Biden is set to pull America’s schools far to the left

Education reformers breathed a sigh of relief when it became clear that President-elect Joe Biden wouldn’t tap a teachers-union leader as his secretary of education, contrary to the post-election rumor mill. Instead, Biden nominated Connecticut Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona.

Compared to teachers-union leaders, Cardona appears moderate. But Biden’s Department of Education transition team looks as though it came straight off the field of a National Education Association versus American Federation of Teachers softball game. It seems all but certain that on education, Biden will govern to the left of his ex-boss, President Barack Obama.

During the campaign, Biden railed against

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State lawmakers set to tackle education reform next year

Representative Rita Allison said she expects the House to discuss teacher salaries and unfreezing step increases.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Palmetto State Teachers’ Association (PTSA) has released their annual legislative agenda for the General Assembly’s upcoming session. 

“We think that 2021 is going to be an absolutely critical year for public education in South Carolina,” said Patrick Kelly with PSTA.

The General Assembly returns in January for its 124th session and education reform is expected to be at the top of the to-do list.

“The General Assembly has to address pay,” Kelly said. “South Carolina teacher pay is down 6.6%

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