South Carolina

April 3, 2014 9:15 PM

Plan to make firing teachers in SC easier likely dead for year

A bill that would make it easier for school districts to fire bad teachers likely is dead for the year, according to the bill’s sponsor, state Sen. Paul Thurmond, R-Charleston. But the idea driving the proposal – speeding up the process of firing teachers and resolving sometimes lengthy appeals of firings to school boards and courts – is one Republicans and Democrats alike say they can get behind.

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