Educators want Voters to know their pick for School Board


South Carolina educators asked voters to listen to them Saturday at an event called “Ask an Educator.”

Members of the College of Charleston Masters in Teaching and Learning Advocacy class took shifts during Farmers Market hours at Marion Square. Standing on the corner at the intersection of Calhoun and King, advocates held signs and talked to passersby.

“A lot of time the voices of teachers are not heard in the discussion of the school board,” said Will McCorkle, professor at College of Charleston.

Organizers say they hope to inform voters about the needs and challenges they face in the classroom. The wanted to communicate who they think the best choice for the school board is, according to the event Facebook page.

“There are a lot of special interest groups that are pushing for certain candidates but educators themselves, their voices are often kind of muted in the process,” said McCorkle.

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