South Carolina’s education chief firmly believes there is not a lack of money in public schools. Instead, Dr. Mick Zais argues the absence of teacher accountability and proper incentives are the primary factors behind the state’s high school dropout rate and student achievement gap. On this program. South Carolina’s Superintendent of Education discusses the power of education lobbyists, the importance of parent-teacher relationships and higher pay for the best instructors, and why he advocates for longer school days and/or school years.
Tags: Compensation, Dr. Mick Zais, Education, Graduation Rate, Literacy, Lobbyists, SC Superintendent of Education, Student Achievement, Teachers, Unions