View Amendment Current Amendment: 9 to Bill 945

Rep. McDANIEL proposes the following Amendment No. to S. 945 (COUNCIL\CM\945C005.GT.CM22):

Reference is to Printer's Date 5/4/22 -H.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 3, by striking Section 59-29-600(A) and inserting:

/Section 59-29-600.(A) It is the intent of the General Assembly that:

(1) all students learn in a positive learning environment where they are made to feel welcomed, supported, and respected;

(2) high school students graduate having learned critical thinking skills and being college ready and career ready;

(3) the State Department of Education, State Board of Education, and Education Oversight Committee regularly review, revise, and publish statewide academic standards that are fair, thorough, and respectful of teachers and students;

(4) statewide academic standards, especially in social studies, remain well written to help ensure that complete histories of South Carolina and the United States are offered to students;

(5) administrators, teachers, parents, students, and the local community share the responsibility for helping students obtain the best education possible;

(6) ideological and viewpoint biases should not be presented as fact to students who receive instruction in public school;

(7) parents and students are able to raise awareness and have their concerns about objectionable material heard and addressed whenever a topic is presented in a way that is biased toward one ideology;

(8) administrators, teachers, and parents work to remove ideological biases from the pre-Kindergarten to grade twelve school setting; and

(9) this State ultimately is seen as a model for comprehensive, fair, and factual instruction. /