Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Legislative response to school funding order

According to The Sun News:

An Upstate lawmaker wants to change the state constitution allowing the General Assembly, not the courts, to decide how much money South Carolina spends on public education.

Sen. Larry Martin introduced a bill Tuesday that would specify lawmakers alone can make those monetary decisions.

Martin, R-Pickens, thinks the measure would cut short any appeals of an education funding lawsuit. Circuit Judge Thomas Cooper ruled in December the state must fund quality early childhood education to overcome the effect of poverty on children.

Nice work Senator Martin!

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