Patrick Kelly is the director of governmental affairs for the Palmetto State Teachers Association. He has taught in Richland School District 2 since 2005, and he served on the 2023 South Carolina Teacher Recruitment and Retention Task Force.
The fall tends to be a slower time for education policy debates in South Carolina, but that has not been the case this year. From book selection policies to superintendent contracts, school districts across the state have been roiled by conflict. I have been especially concerned by the ongoing controversy in Richland School District One […]