Author Archives: Jane Sharp

H.3241 Advances to Senate With Positive Changes

Thank you to all who took time to call or e-mail your concerns about H.3241.   A much more satisfactory than expected outcome occurred. Though the bill passed it was amended to be less damaging to public schools than first feared.  … Continue reading

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Data: problems with charter school “myth”

Summary.  Charter schools tend to promote segregation by race, wealth, disabling conditions, and language.  One carefully controlled study did find that some charter schools (17%) are superior to matched public schools, but that fully 37% are clearly inferior to matched … Continue reading

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Don’t like H.3241 charter bill? Act now!

Several York County Legislators have let School Board Members know that representatives are hearing from charter school supporters in much greater numbers than from public school supporters.  Therefore, we are asking many as possible of you to make phone calls … Continue reading

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Senator Hayes Speaking at Fewell Park on Monday, February 7.

Senator Wes Hayes, a strong supporter of public schools, is speaking on Monday, February 7,  in Rock Hill at Fewell Park at 7:00 p.m. I plan to be there and hope many others will come also. If you cannot attend … Continue reading

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Senate Select Committee on K-12 Funding

Senator Wes Hayes’ Select Committee on K-12 Funding Funding for public (and charter) schools in SC is a moving target.  Therefore, another part of my on-the-job training has been to follow Senator Hayes committee meetings during this fall’s session of … Continue reading

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Jane’s On-the-Job Training

I had two motivations in running for Rock Hill School Board build support for and be a voice for public schools support teachers and students in classrooms as strongly as possible even given the current economic troubles. This second reason … Continue reading

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Reteach-Retest and Grades

At the most recent Work Session, the Board heard an extended presentation from the Administration as well as four teachers and four students concerning what the District is calling “Reteach-Retest”.  I have a strong interest in and lots of questions … Continue reading

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The School Board meets twice most months.  The first monthly meeting, generally on the second Monday, is a Work Session with issues and proposals from the Superintendent and her administration as well as other requests the Board might have.  Here … Continue reading

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Thank You

Thank you so much for your support in the November 2010 election.   I greatly enjoyed meeting and talking with residents of Seat 4 about our schools.  I want to continue the conversation about supporting and improving our schools,  using this web … Continue reading

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