South Carolina Teachers Prepare for May Day Demonstration

Paul Bowers with the Post and Courier reports.    South Carolina teacher union officials have planned for May Day,  International Workers Day, a traditional holiday marked by protests, strikes and demonstrations by radical  unions worldwide.   SC for Ed claims to have been inspired by NEA-sanctioned activities last year, such as the #RedforEd movement, but also insist their group is not affiliated with the South Carolina Education Association.  Monopoly bargaining is not tolerated in South Carolina.

Public school teachers across South Carolina plan to leave work May 1 and protest in Columbia to demand higher wages, smaller classroom sizes and other changes to their working conditions.

It remains unclear how many teachers will participate and whether any school districts may opt to close schools that day.