Educators, legislators applaud Haley's shift - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather

Educators, legislators applaud Haley's shift

Posted: Updated:

Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Gov. Nikki Haley's proposal to improve public schools by focusing on poor, rural students - and to start a multi-year effort with a $160 million investment - stunned educators and legislators of both parties.

Her Democratic challenger, state Sen. Vincent Sheheen, criticized her announcement as a convenient, election-year metamorphosis. He'll push his own education plan in the legislative session that kicks off Tuesday.

Educators welcome the pro-public-schools debate over both of their ideas.

Absent from Haley's plan was any mention of vouchers or tax credits for private education.

The idea has dominated the education debate in South Carolina over the last decade. Four years ago, Haley ran on private school choice. Education advocates say they hope her new approach finally leads the debate beyond that single issue.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most Popular


Like Us On Facebook

Powered by WorldNow


888 Allbritton Dr.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-881-4444 | Advertising Information

Public Information File

For assistance with accessing WCIV-TV's public information file, click here.


Advertising Credit Application and Terms and Conditions PDF.

Powered by WorldNow
All content Copyright © 2014 WCIV and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.