Haley to pitch education plan during Charleston visit

Nikki Haley
Nikki Haley

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Republican nominee for South Carolina governor, Nikki Haley, is making a stop in Charleston Thursday afternoon.

Haley will unveil her education plan for the state at 4:30 p.m. at Meeting Street Academy.

As a state representative, Haley has been a strong supporter of helping parents afford private tuition through tax cuts.

Governor Mark Sanford started pushing the idea in his first term, but lawmakers have repeatedly rejected it.

Haley has said she would veto any school choice bill that doesn't include private schools.

Her opponent, Democratic Senator, Vincent Sheheen, says the idea would further damage public schools.

He said they are already hurting from deep budget cuts and teacher layoffs and added that it is time to support public education.

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