COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) – Lawmakers designated this year as the year for education. And earlier this year both the House and Senate filed a comprehensive bill more than 80 pages long they believe will reform education in the state.

The lawmakers have been discussing the state’s education system since January and so far only the House has passed legislation to address issues in classrooms across the state.

But Wednesday, members of the Senate moved forward with legislation after months of discussion and public hearings.

The bill made up of dozens of subsections addresses area like teacher responsibilities, accountability for failing schools and standardized testing. Many educators, parents and lawmakers have expressed concern that students spend too much time taking mandated exams.

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