Special Election May 7, 2013
The League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area invited all 3 candidates for US House District 1 to participate in a brief interview, which includes responses to 3 questions developed by the League. Visit our Info for Voters
page to watch the videos and for candidate websites.
Encourage policies friendly to the development of renewable energy sources in SC by taking action! See the presentations given and action items recommended
at our April 10 public information forum: Renewing the Grid: The Future of Solar and Wind Power in SC.
Join us Wednesday, March 13th at 11:30 a.m. at the Main Library in Charleston for SC Legislative Ethics Reforms:
A Front Line Perspective' from Lynn Teague, LWVSC Advocacy Director and John Simpkins, First Fellow in Comparative Constitutional Law at the Charleston School of Law and Advisor to the South Carolina Governor's Commission on Ethics Reform.
Teacher Evaluation Study
This study explores what makes a teacher effective, examines "best practices" in teacher evaluation and compares them with current practices employed by school districts across our State, and looks for models of school districts in which rigorous methods of evaluation and ongoing teacher support are components of a systematic approach to putting an effective teacher in every classroom so LWVSC can develop recommendations on positions for adoption.
LWVSC Teacher Evaluation Study
LWVSC Teacher Evaluation Study Executive Summary
Like it is required to do before taking any position, the League of Women Voters must formally decide to study the issue, research the issue, and then come to a consensus on a position before adoption. The consensus questions for this study can be found here.
The LWVCA continues to work alongside other Leagues to promote the importance of fair and impartial courts nationwide. The League promotes independence and diversity at all levels of the state judiciary to enhance the legitimacy of our system of justice in the eyes of an increasingly diverse public. A continuation of the status quo will "affect the way citizens look at the role courts play in their communities, erode the trust in the courts, question the right of equality under the law, and negatively affect the perception of the judiciary as fair and impartial."
The Greenville League's Judicial Independence And Diversity Website is a great new resource on how the South Carolina Judicial Branch is organized and operates.