Sen. Scott, SC Superintendent Weaver tour North Charleston school

United States Sen. Tim Scott (R - S.C.) and South Carolina Education Superintendent Ellen Weaver will visit a school in North Charleston Wednesday.
Published: Jan. 18, 2023 at 9:24 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 18, 2023 at 6:46 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - United States Sen. Tim Scott (R - S.C.) and South Carolina Education Superintendent Ellen Weaver will visit a school in North Charleston Wednesday.

The pair will tour Charleston Classical School in North Charleston and visit classrooms beginning at 10 a.m.

The visit kicks off Scott’s celebration of National School Choice Week which begins next week.

Scott visited a kindergarten classroom where students recited poetry and played instruments to show their recent lessons. Scott is a supporter of school choice.

“The more that we understand the educational options in our area, the better off the parents are. The more options a parent has, the better chance the child has. I think it’s only good for the kids and really good for our state. What we want to continue to do is develop all the talent possible in our state and then we keep them here at home because the options continue to unfold,” Scott said.

Scott says education innovation is a “key plank” of his Opportunity Agenda in working to ensure all families have access to quality education.

Weaver accompanied Scott and visited a music class where she sang with students. Weaver says she knows the power of choice in her own life. She has been homeschooled, attended a Christian school and graduated from a public school. The two also met with parents from the Charleston Classical School.

“Having seen that unique opportunity in my own journey, I hope we can have that for every child here. Expanding our high-quality education ecosystem in South Carolina is going to be my number one job as superintendent because we know when a child has a great education, they have a chance at the American dream,” Weaver said.