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Stop Laurens District 55 School Tax Hike Community Meeting

Common Sense Coalition for a Better High School is sponsoring a meeting to discuss our strategy for defeating the Laurens District 55 School Tax Hike Referendum. Yard signs will be available for $4 each. Bumper stickers and other materials will also be available. Meeting will be held at Grace Baptist Church, 345 Metric Rd. Laurens (off Highway 14), in the Fellowship Hall on Thurs. July 13th from 7-8:30 pm. WE NEED ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO TURN OUT AND HELP STOP THIS TAX!!! VOTE NO ON SEPT.5TH!!! For more information, call 864-684-0587.

Stop Fed Ed!

Fast fact about the US Dept. of Education, which was created in 1979: In 1980 their budget was 11.5 billion. In 2015, their budget is 67 billion, which is a staggering 600% increase. And, despite this massive amount of money, the result is stagnant test scores, huge bureaucracies, and a massive increase in the cost of education. So what can we do? State leaders need to take a stand. We need to give up the federal funds, which come with so many strings attached. And get our kids out of government schools. In addition: 1. join USPIE at http://www.uspie.org/contact-us.html… 2. Like their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SC-Parents-Involved-in-Education…/… 3. Twitter: @stopfeded 4. Donate (money always helps! ) 5. Volunteer 6. Get candidates to sign the pledge (found on their website) that they support abolishing the Dept. of Education. 7. Change your profile image to the StopFedEd logo (also found on their website) (Based on a presentation by Sheri Few, Founder and Director of SCPIE.)