COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Republican Nikki Haley and Democrat Vincent Sheeheen are facing each other for a second debate, hours after their clash over the loss of teaching jobs in South Carolina.
Haley argued Monday that a bloated education agency is to blame for teachers losing jobs amid the recession. The House member argues teachers were laid off because lawmakers didn't appropriately cut administration in the Education Department.
Democratic contender Sen. Vincent Sheheen says that sounds great, but it's misleading.
Lawmakers have cut the agency's budget more than 40% in two years. Superintendent Jim Rex says the agency has reduced its staff by 200 employees. Four percent of all state and federal education money goes to the agency.
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