District 38 Rep. Doug Brannon speaks to Landrum Republicans

Published 6:36 pm Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Dist. 38 Representative Doug Brannon speaks to Landrum Republicans and candidates Monday, Oct. 24. (photo submitted)

Doug Brannon, representing House District 38 in South Carolina, spoke to a gathering of Landrum Republicans and candidates for city council and the District One Board of Trustees Oct. 24.
Brannon talked of what he called the two most pressing concerns in education in the state – school consolidation and the falsity of school choice.
“If anybody starts talking about consolidating the seven in Spartanburg County they’ll have to do it over my dead body,” Brannon said. “I want my children to go to school where they know that Dr. Garner is their superintendent.”
Brannon said there is one school district in lower South Carolina with a total of 970 students, which makes sense to consolidate. He said a similar move here would not make sense.
Brannon also cautioned attendees to do their research when they hear people discussing school choice bills. He said “money people” from out of state are trying to move public funds to private schools, not improve school choice.
Brannon touted the hard work of teachers and administrators in District 1 and said they should be commended for moving their system up to the second-best district in the state.

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