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The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

MEETING TUESDAY NIGHT -- EDUCATION

The League of Women Voters of the Clemson Area will sponsor a discussion about public education in South Carolina.

During the discussion, Ken Weichel, a retired educator in Pickens County, will discuss school funding and charter schools, online schools and other developments in education. He will focus on Anderson, Oconee and Pickens county schools.

The discussion will include a question-and-answer session.

The Clemson Area league supports public, state-supported education that is effective, equitable and fully-funded, said Sandra Gray, co-president of the league.

If you go What: Discussion on issues in funding education locally and statewide When: Tuesday, November 18, 7 p.m. Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 100 Thomas Green Blvd., Clemson More info: Visit http://www.clemsonarea.sc.lwvnet.org/ or call Sandra Gray at 864-784-9380 "We encourage all residents interested in our local and state school funding to attend this meeting," Gray said. "Anyone who's paid local and state taxes of any kind and who knows students and teachers in our schools will want to bring questions for discussion."

The program will take place Tuesday at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Clemson. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the discussion will begin at 7:30 p.m.


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