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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

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