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Teachers must make voices heard in election
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In the spring of 2009, teachers in Camden and across South Carolina were faced with the prospect of losing their jobs when Governor Sanford rejected $511 million in stimulus funds intended for public education. State Superintendent of Education Jim Rex went to work, rallying the same coalition of Legislators he brought together to end the PACT test and reform South Carolina’s accountability system. The group ultimately found a way around the Governor’s objections, saving upwards of 5,200 teaching jobs and proving that a consensus on education issues can be reached, even in such challenging times.