South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Carol Fowler released the following statement after learning Kristin Maguire was elected Chair of the state board of education.
“Having Kristin Maguire chair the State Board of Education is akin to Dick Cheney teaching a gun safety course. What does a woman who home schools her four children know about South Carolina public schools? How can someone with no experience with public school hiring practices and teacher relations chair a board which oversees these very policies? She shouldn’t even be on this board. She supports vouchers and tax credits that rob public schools. Her appointment to the board is no more than another irresponsible Mark Sanford scheme to take much needed funding from South Carolina public schools.”
Read read more about the controversy over her appointment in The State.