Henry McMaster on Education
Supports arming teachers in schools
Republican candidate for governor Catherine Templeton said she supports arming teachers as part of an effort to improve school safety. Templeton responded to a question about school security in an interview.
School security has become a hot
topic in the state and throughout the nation since a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14.
Authorities in the Upstate have responded to a number of threats and perceived threats of violence at Upstate schools.
Speaking in Anderson last week, Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant talked about legislation that he sponsored before becoming lieutenant
governor last year that would allow school districts to consider arming teachers and other school employees. Gov. McMaster said last week that he would sign a bill to arm teachers in schools.
Source: Greenville News on 2018 South Carolina governor race
, Feb 26, 2018
Invest in school choice & robust charter school program
On schools: What do we want? And what must we do?
We want a multifaceted system, anchored by traditional public schools boasting the best teachers, principals and technologies. We want charter schools--all public--to flourish, including those for
children with special needs. Parents want vigorous, accountable, innovative school choice. So how do we accomplish this?
My executive budget increases per-pupil funding for charter schools, and establishes a transportation program to reduce barriers to access.
Source: 2018 State of the State speech to South Carolina legislature
, Jan 24, 2018
- Poverty is the enemy of education, but economic development often comes slowly. What can be done in the meantime?
Good teachers and good principals clearly are the key to success.
- We must continue to invest in school choice. A robust charter school program allows parents to choose the education opportunities that best suit their children.
With the entry of Erskine College as a new charter authorizer, we are expanding choice across the state.
Early education is the beginning of economic health
2009: Stood up for childhood education: Protected the people's vital interests in the critical education case in
Clarendon County, which confirmed the necessity of early childhood education as the beginning of economic health and prosperity.
Source: 2010 S.C. Gubernatorial campaign website HenryMcMaster.com
, Jan 11, 2017
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