Education bill steams through House

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By Don Worthington

A controversial, comprehensive education bill appears to have enough bipartisan support to pass the S.C. House of Representatives.
The S.C. Career Opportunity and Access for All Act has 80 cosponsors out of 124 members of the S.C. House – more than enough votes to send it to the state Senate.
The bill, discussed for more than five hours at a public hearing by the K-12 Education subcommittee last week, could meet some of the teachers’ wants.
It proposes increasing teacher salaries by 5 percent, moving the starting salary from $31,000 to $35,000.

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