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Senators plan 2 more meetings on education overhaul bill

March 17, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Senators studying a bill that would overhaul public education in South Carolina plan two more meetings on either side of the state.

The Senate Education Committee will meet 6 p.m. Monday at the auditorium at Gaffney High School. They will meet against Thursday at the auditorium at Georgetown High School.

The group is studying a massive bill changing education. A similar proposal was passed earlier this month by the House.

The committee has already held meetings in Hartsville and McCormick.

Republican Sen. Greg Hembree of Little River says they heard concerns over state-mandated testing, pay raises and allowing teachers more of a voice in how to control their classroom.

Hembree says hearing the same concerns in several places gives him an idea what the problems really are.

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