Haley Asks Lawmakers to Focus on K-12, Not Colleges
“And no one can drive the campuses of Clemson, South Carolina and so many others, see the brand-new facilities and massive new construction projects, and tell me that they represent our greatest need.
“That is not true of elementary, middle and high schools in Denmark. Or Clarendon. Or Abbeville,” said Haley, who has spent the past year looking at colleges for her daughter, a high-school senior. “But if we don’t focus on K-12, and focus on it now, higher education won’t even be a possibility for far too many South Carolina children.”
To end high turnover among teachers in rural and poor school districts, she proposed to pay for the state college tuition of teachers who agree to spend eight years in rural or poor districts.