Vincent Sheheen’s Status Quo Education Plan

DEMOCRAT’S PROPOSALS EMBRACE SAME OLD BIG GOVERNMENT “SOLUTIONS” S.C. Senator Vincent Sheheen (D-Camden) has started wearing his hair slicked back.  He’s also started speaking more emphatically … attempting to manufacture some passion for his heretofore lifeless gubernatorial campaign.  We caught a clip of him on local television station WCBD TV-2…


S.C. Senator Vincent Sheheen (D-Camden) has started wearing his hair slicked back.  He’s also started speaking more emphatically … attempting to manufacture some passion for his heretofore lifeless gubernatorial campaign.  We caught a clip of him on local television station WCBD TV-2 (NBC -Charleston, S.C.) during a recent trip to the Lowcountry and we gotta say … it was interesting.

But while Sheheen’s look and demeanor may be changing, his ideas remain as weak as they’ve ever been …

Take the so-called “education plan” Sheheen unveiled this week, which basically amounts to throwing more money at the same problem state government has been throwing money at for decades .

Sheheen wants to expand a $26 million pilot program and provide “universal, voluntary four-year-old kindergarten for children across the state.”

You know … because that’s worked so well.

Sheheen also wants to throw more money into “up-to-date” textbooks, as well as new science and technology programs and more “virtual programming.”  He would also spend money to raise teacher pay, create new teacher support programs and convene a new “Governor’s Council of Teachers” – which is an especially curious recommendation considering his plan also vows to “reduce red tape and unnecessary paperwork.”

Funny, huh?

Oh, Sheheen also wants to increase funding for our state’s bloated higher education system too … arguing that additional taxpayer resources will somehow make college more affordable.

Sheheen’s plan is a bureaucrat’s dream … and a taxpayer’s worst nightmare.  It hits all big government sweet spots, and then proposes pouring millions of new tax dollars into each one of them … but to what end?

Here’s the thing: We’ve tried everything Sheheen is proposing already in South Carolina.  All of it.  And it’s failed miserably.

Seriously, why would we wildly embrace multiple new layers of government … when more government is what’s produced such crappy academic outcomes for our state’s children in the first place?

Sadly, the one education reform South Carolina hasn’t really tried – expanded parental choice – is nowhere to be found in Sheheen’s plan, except of course for the standard liberal embrace of “public school choice,” which as we’ve repeatedly demonstrated is an exercise in semantics.

This website has made it clear we do not support the status quo education plans of incumbent “Republican” Nikki Haley – but Sheheen’s offerings are far worse.  If Haley’s plan doubles down on failure, Sheheen’s plan “triples down” on it.

One thing is for sure: Neither of these candidates is even remotely embracing the market-based reforms South Carolina’s future generations so desperately need if they are to ever become competitive in a rapidly changing, increasingly competitive world.

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GrandTango August 4, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Hes a Democrat…Duuuuuh!!!!…FITS may be the most-uneducated political opertive (or pseudo operative) I’ve ever witnessed.

What should be well-worn ground and common knowledge seems to catch FITS, and his cadre of democrats groupies, flat-footed and dumbfounded.

Maybe I am smarter than I understand. But nobody can be this slow to pick up the simplest realities of life..can they?

SCBlueWoman August 4, 2014 at 4:56 pm

While he is no true dem, he is better than Haley. He’ll get my vote.

GrandTango August 4, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Satan would get your vote, if he had a D by his name. D*#n the country, and the suffering of the people in it. As long as your hand-out checks keep coming. Screw er’body else.
If you can still vote democrat after 6 years of Obama, you are one Hateful Anti-American, A-Hole.

SCBlueWoman August 4, 2014 at 5:34 pm

No, Satan is in your corner. Bless your heart.

Sandi Morals August 4, 2014 at 6:38 pm

Tom Ervin and his wife have apparently supported abortion with their money via political contributions to politicians and the democrat party.
That is what excites you-exterminating the ‘unborn’.

Sandi's Cousin Sindy August 4, 2014 at 8:39 pm

Our obsessed and probably possessed commentator, off topic again!
Did Ervin turn down your advances and Haley take advantage of them?

SCBlues August 4, 2014 at 8:55 pm

“Did Ervin turn down your advances and Haley take advantage of them?”
LOL That’s funny!

Guest August 5, 2014 at 9:46 am

I was heartbroken.

Our Father August 4, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Tsk – Tsk

Our Father August 4, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Tut – Tut

Elfego August 4, 2014 at 6:02 pm

If it walks like a Democrat,if it talks like a Democrat then it is a Democrat.He supported Obamacare and he was at the Convention in Charlkotte I,m told where they booed the very name of God! That is plenty of reason to vote for Haley if nothing else.

Sam August 4, 2014 at 6:22 pm

If it walks like a liar and talks like a liar it must be Nikki Haley

Sandi Morals August 4, 2014 at 6:32 pm

Now Tom Ervin wants to eliminate the protections of the Judeo Christian faith and traditional marriage by sanctioning GAY MARRIAGE in SC.
What is next if Ervin elects Sheheen? Legalizing Partial-Birth abortion and using STATE tax dollars for abortion at Planned Parenthood?

Smirks August 5, 2014 at 12:41 pm

eliminate the protections of the Judeo Christian faith and traditional marriage

Oppressing gay people only protects bigotry, not righteousness.

SCBlues August 4, 2014 at 8:56 pm

” . . . I,m told where they booed the very name of God!”
Who told you? It wasn’t God because God knows it did not happen.

GrandTango August 4, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Sheheen is no surprise: But Benjamin’s trying to pass a resolution to bring in Illegal Aliens to Columbia to help out Obama. Check it out on SC Poli-D…

Sandi Morals August 4, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Border Patrol has stopped 71 illegal’s with the Ebola Virus
Coming to a community near YOU if you elect democrats Sheheen/Ervin.

Just The Facts, Idiot. August 4, 2014 at 8:01 pm

Fuckface, why don’t you go ahead and plant drugs or a murder weapon under their beds already?

SC Blues August 4, 2014 at 9:05 pm

I love you!

Saluda Rapids August 4, 2014 at 11:28 pm

Does that mean Poli-Dent? Who the fuck are you, Martha Raye?

Squishy123 August 5, 2014 at 8:58 am

I think the D is for Democrat.

Guess Will laid down the law and told Emily to knock off the links to her blog or start paying for advertising.

RogueElephant August 4, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Shitheen looks like a bad habit that needs losing. For all of Nikki’s faults he would be far worse. Put that other Dim that is running in the same bag.

Rick August 4, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Will, why do you have such a hard on when it comes to public education? Where did you go to school? Where will your children go to school? How will you choose to educate them and I respect your right to educate them as you see fit. But stop hiding behind the Howard Rich’s of the world and your new girlfriend Campbell Brown and choose to be a positive force for children.

GrandTango August 4, 2014 at 6:28 pm

More and more spent, and the liberal districts (those that vote democrat) just swirl more down the toilet. And the achieving, GOP-Voting, districts are having Common Core forced on them, so decent parents will have to withdraw their kids and go home or private….

If you don’t see a problem w/ that you are one ignorant MoFo.

Sandi Morals August 4, 2014 at 6:42 pm

Cost $300 a year to home school a child.
Why does it cost $10,000 + to provide a child a failed , public school edumacation?

Clarendonian August 4, 2014 at 6:49 pm

Have you ever heard of the term “opportunity cost?”

No? That’s what I thought.

And no, I don’t believe your figure about $300 per year. Hell, you can’t buy books and supplies for that amount.

Sandi Morals August 4, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Did it thru middle school ages/grades. 3 of em. 2 of em college graduates, one of em in college.
One a teacher.One owns his own business and is a public relations guru.Gets it from me. :-)
All 3 have lots of friends and were great athletes.They got it from me. :-)

Miss Brooks August 4, 2014 at 7:55 pm

I hope they didn’t inherit your punctuation skills…

nea August 4, 2014 at 8:12 pm

On cue. An angry public school teacher that only works 180 days a year and 6 hours a day.

truthmonger August 5, 2014 at 12:01 am

Sandi, when reading your posts, I can only wonder why they allow mental patients access to the internet….

Sandi Morals August 5, 2014 at 8:21 am

No worries.I understand it is the ‘truth’ I post that bothers a sewer dwelling , uneducated moron like yourself.
Carry on. We need idiots to make the world go round.

Quikki Haley August 5, 2014 at 9:46 am

Yes we do. Vote for Haley!

NO 'trustinTom' August 5, 2014 at 9:57 am

Yes indeed. Vote Haley!!!

RogueElephant August 5, 2014 at 10:19 am

Idiots give us something to laugh at. Makes a mundane day much happier. One of the main reasons I read fits.

Fleet August 4, 2014 at 7:04 pm


Sandi Morals August 4, 2014 at 7:12 pm

Why is it any of your business where Will sends his children to school? State controlled public schools are failing on 3 fronts: providing a quality education , providing a safe learning environment for students and no mention of Jesus Christ allowed. Family chose home schooling or private schools for any ONE of those issues , doesn’t have to be all 3.
Communities are flushing tax dollars down the toilet in a public school system. The teacher unions have ensured the failure of the state controlled schools.

Quikki Haley August 5, 2014 at 9:45 am

I don’t let them mention Jesus because I don’t want to offend any Sikh or Muslim children.

Shelia August 4, 2014 at 6:21 pm

Anything is better than Haley. She cost each man woman and child their personal identities for the rest of their lives over the lies she told about the data breach so it would not hurt Romney’s chances here in south carolina. Well we see how well that worked out. How about the child deaths at DSS to make her numbers look good. If the voters dont see the true Nikki Haley by now for the liar she is then I guess four more years they deserve.

GrandTango August 4, 2014 at 6:25 pm

She cost people their IDs?…Why have I not seen a single case of ID theft because of the SC breach. I think we are better protected now. I thank the Gov. for giving me protection from ID thieves. Who says government only takes. She gave me a needed benefit. ‘Bout time I got a freebie. Thx.

No Job Tango August 4, 2014 at 7:52 pm

Freebie? Maybe so, since you’re not a tax payer. Lucky you…

voter/breached taxpayer August 4, 2014 at 8:35 pm

You are either lying (a Haley supporter trait) or you have OT been reading the news. One woman lost her child’s education money.
I personally subscribe to life lock ultra, costs me $250.00 a year!
I’ve had numerous problems since the breach and had to contact the Secret Service on two of them!

a canadian mayor with a Ford August 4, 2014 at 8:56 pm

‘contacted the Secret Service on two of them’….

Saluda Rapids August 4, 2014 at 11:23 pm

He is a fool, pay him no mind. Only he can find a virtue in that mess. Fortunately for him the thieves gave his ID and information back b/c they didn’t want to be involved with such a maniacal dickhead. As for DSS: Nikki Lied, Children Died. Sheheen needs to toughen up and run with that slogan.

GrandTango August 5, 2014 at 10:28 am

I really got to ya’ yesterday, didn’t I?
Grab the bull get the horns. If you’re stupid don’t play. Unless you like getting the S#!t kicked out of you (figuratively, of course.)….LMAO…You didn’t learn anything from GoGamecoccks forum?…Hahaha…I more or less shut that hack idiot forum down, when I abandoned yall. You still p!$$#d about that?
Dull and cliché is worthless. You found that out the hard way, didn’t ya?…And MoRon eventually got silenced, too. A GRAND SLAM for Grand Tango (Big T – aka The Real – Slim-Shady-Saluda Rapid)..hahahaha…It sucks to be you…LMAO…

Quikki Haley August 5, 2014 at 9:44 am

SC Taxpayer data was stolen, so we diverted some SC Taxpayer money to fix the problem.

I get to screw up and fix it ALL ON THE TAXPAYERS DIME! Don’t you love my conservative leadership??

Hit me up sometime, Will!

RogueElephant August 5, 2014 at 10:22 am

The ID thieves must just attack libturds. Sounds like a good idea. They need something to do since most of them are on the govt. dole anyway.

Tunes'n'News August 4, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Do you get a lot on you?
When you piss into the wind, I mean. You do it a lot.

Squishy123 August 4, 2014 at 6:47 pm

So do Sheheen’s kids go to public school?

DD August 5, 2014 at 6:25 pm

Yes, in Kershaw County.

anonymous August 4, 2014 at 7:01 pm

You will notice Sheheen did not mention the Democratic candidate for Superintendent of Education – because he is like most high end Democrats in S. C. and is supporting “Republican” Molly Spearman. Spearman’s mentors were/are Inez Tenenbaum and Jean Hoefer Toal. Hmmmm. And we know Sheheen will do whatever Toal tells him to do.

Hank August 4, 2014 at 9:36 pm

WLTX) – It’s a top billing that isn’t anything to brag about: South Carolina is one of the top five dangerous states in the country, according to

“It’s a never-ending story when it comes to crime,” Pam Shields said.

Being in the office is a rare occasion for Pam Shields. She’s normally on the scene of the crime with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

“We respond to scenes, we’re called when the incident happens,” she said.

But Shields isn’t a deputy–she’s with the victim’s advocate department, helping those who need a shoulder to lean on.

“If it’s a mother that I need to tell that their child was murdered or raped or something happened to them, I always try to put myself in their position in other words I always try to be in an empathetic position, rather than a sympathetic position,” Shields said.

The city of Sumter ranks number three on the list of most dangerous cities in South Carolina. Maj. Allen Dailey with the Sumter Co. Sheriff’s Office says two things contribute to the violent crime in the area.

“Alcohol, drugs, that plays a big part in a lot of our crimes,” Dailey said.

For instance, the infamous Club Miami on the Broad Street extension

“We had call after call after call we got to this club. We had several shootings, we had a murder, a lot of violence, drug activity going on in there and we finally got, with the department of revenue, we shut it down,” he said.

Dailey also says repeat offenders tend to add to the numbers.

But with law enforcement out in the streets and victim’s advocate workers helping families, it makes things a lot easier to handle.

“We try to work together as a team and that helps a lot,” Shields said.

Violent crimes was defined as rape, murder, robbery and aggravated assault

Within our state, Myrtle Beach and Spartanburg come in at the No. 1 and No. 2 most dangerous cities. The report named Tennessee as the most dangerous state.

To read more about the study and its methodology, go to

Ralph August 4, 2014 at 9:38 pm

With the resent pension change capping all law enforcement officer after they retire at $10,000. Dollars good luck on getting any officers with experience in the local municipalities to come back to work. Stupid Ass lawmakers.

Ralph August 4, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Lets add this to Haleys resume for the last 4 years..worst in the nation.

Frank August 4, 2014 at 10:06 pm

Thanks Hank. I thought Tom Ervin was from Greenville/SPARTANBURG?
Please tell Tom and Kathryn to clean up their own backyard. Makes the rest of the state look bad.

Sandi Morals August 5, 2014 at 9:08 am

I am so sorry I am a fucking Haley Troll…I can’t help it I worship her as a goddess.

Tom is going to take votes from my goddess I can’t let that happen…noooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

NO 'trustinTom' August 5, 2014 at 10:00 am

Fuck Tom and the ugly dog that lives with him.


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