• Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home arrow Media Center arrow Group wants to change "minimally adequate education" language in constitution
Group wants to change "minimally adequate education" language in constitution

Posted at WISTV.com
May 1, 2008 02:34 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A web-based group is looking to change the South Carolina Constitution's requirement for the state to provide a "minimally adequate education," saying it's just not enough.

The group is seeking a million signatures on a petition for legislators to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot in 2010 to replace "minimally adequate" with "high quality."
Bud Ferillo says it'll take about two years to collect the signatures. He's asking all SC citizens school age and older to sign the petition online or print out paper petitions to sign.
Ferillo says this is South Carolina's first massive statewide Internet based effort to push public education reform from the grassroots. 
The constitution currently requires the state to provide an education, but doesn't say what kind. A 1999 SC Supreme Court decision interpreted that to mean "minimally adequate."
Posted by Logan Smith

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites:

Reddit! Del.icio.us! Google! Live! Facebook! Slashdot! Technorati! StumbleUpon! Spurl! Newsvine! Blinklist! Yahoo! Squidoo! FeedMeLinks! Ask! ShoutWire!
 
< Prev   Next >
How Can I Help?
330595
Sign The Petition
Download Petition Graphic
Collect Signatures
Tell A Friend
Link to our Site
Get On the Bus

Corridor of Shame graphic


Sign the Petition graphic
Support the Amendment requiring a High Quality Education in South Carolina!

Sign The Petition

Download Petitions Graphic
We need YOU to help! Become a driving force in this grass roots campaign!

Download Petition Form

Tell a Friend graphic
Recommend a friend to this site so they can learn about this issue and sign the petition too!

Tell A Friend

Make a donation graphic
We could really use your help to keep this campaign going. No donation is too small.

Make a Tax Deductible Contribution