Public Education Partners to Host SC Superintendent of Education Candidate Forum

Greenville, SC, May 6, 2022 – With incumbent South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman not running for reelection, candidates from a myriad of backgrounds have entered the race to succeed her, giving voters an unprecedented opportunity to select a candidate that speaks to their public education concerns about the broad range of issues that impact South Carolina’s students and educators.

Public Education Partners is offering candidates an opportunity to come together and share their views on educational policies and topics impacting K-12 classrooms, including the increased level of teacher turnover. The Candidate Forum is an opportunity for educators and members of the public to get to know the candidates who are making decisions concerning the future of public education.

On May 23rd, Public Education Partners will host a forum for SC Superintendent of Education candidates from both parties, prior to the June 14 primary election. All candidates who have been certified for the primary have been invited to attend the event and discuss the educational issues that are most pressing to them, and how they intend to address public education in the state of South Carolina. The event will begin with questions provided by Greenville County Schools educators, including members of Greenville County Schools’ Teacher Forum.

“Public Education Partners has a long history of hosting candidate forums for both local and statewide elections relating to our public schools, and we are very pleased to be continuing that tradition for this important 2022 election cycle,” says Catherine Schumacher, President and CEO. “Given our deep commitment to Elevating Teachers in our strategic plan, we are especially pleased to be hosting this event and featuring questions supplied by educators who are so deeply impacted by the decisions made by elected leaders.”

The Candidate Forum will take place at Greenville Technical College’s Student Success Center Auditorium, located at 506 S Pleasantburg Dr, Building 102, Greenville, SC on Monday, May 23, 2022, beginning at 4PM. A private meet-and-greet with special guest educators will follow in the Student Success Center Community Room. Space at the event is limited so registration is required. Registration will opened Monday, May 9th at https://bit.ly/3L10hND.

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Public Education Partners’ mission is to lead our community in acting collectively to support, strengthen and advance public education and student achievement in Greenville County Schools. PEP collaborates with community partners to introduce innovative programming in schools and deepen connections between schools and the community. PEP is Greenville County’s only nonprofit focused solely on improving K–12 public education.

For additional information, contact Catherine Schumacher at catherine@pegc.org or (864) 233-9535.


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