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Sat Apr 27, 2019, 07:34 AM

South Carolina principal cancels class to protest with his teachers at the State House

Tim Gott said it was an easy decision to make: canceling class Wednesday so his teachers can go to Columbia to protest for better working conditions.

But it wasn’t easy just because more than 20 of his 29 teachers, so far, are planning to go to Columbia, and he won’t be able to staff his charter school, Palmetto Scholars Academy in North Charleston.

The principal says he will join his teachers at the demonstration to urge state leaders “to raise the professionalism of education.”

“If we really want to see substantial change in the educational results of the state, we have to have substantial change in how we do business,” said Gott, who said he is fully supportive of educators’ plan to protest.

Read more: https://www.thestate.com/news/state/article229732539.html

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