By: Kelly Payne, Social Studies Teacher
, and a devout supporter of public education. The Sheheen’s are heralded by many as a well-respected multi-generational family of politicians from South Carolina . On December 7th, the “It Kids” had the opportunity to meet the former Director of the Higher Education Commission and ask him about his son’s recent run for Governor and where higher education is trending. Camden
The students asked, “Growing up as you watched your son mature, when did he realize he had an interest in politics? And what was it like for you to have your son run for the highest office in the state?” Sheheen shared with the class that young Vincent Sheheen didn’t have an interest in politics; it wasn’t until high school and a run for student council that his interest was peeked.
Budget & Control Board rather than the General Assembly to impose higher ed tuition rates on construction projects?” Sheheen said that individual colleges and universities set the tuition rates and not the Budget & Control Board. He was pleased that all of the states higher education institutions responded to the building moratorium and lowered their tuition rates to help make continuing education more affordable for all