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Column: Pay our teachers better
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This should be a no-brainer for state legislators: If you want to have better teachers, you have to provide a better salary.South Carolina has been failing its teachers, students and parents for years. During the last eight years, the General Assembly has steered $4 billion less to public education than state law requires. If you want to know why we keep showing up at the bottom, trying to get education on the cheap is the biggest reason of all.