The Artis Ware Center For Education Opportunity

Named to honor the inspiring legacy of U.S. Senator Tim Scott’s grandfather, The Artis Ware Center for Education Opportunity works to advance educational excellence and hope for every South Carolina child.
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March 16, 2023

It’s School Choice Spring!

With a Certified Public Accountant now at the helm of Palmetto Promise Institute, it is time to step up our numbers game! So, are you ready for a bit of simple “Education policy math”? To build our equation, consider events this week at the South Carolina Statehouse… If my calculator is right, that means— Again,

February 9, 2023

Would an Education Scholarship Account law be found constitutional in South Carolina?

With not one, but two education choice bills moving in South Carolina, it is time for some straight talk about the likelihood of education choice legislation being found unconstitutional if passed by the General Assembly and signed by Governor McMaster. But in order to arrive at an answer to that fundamental question, we must first

December 6, 2022

Education vs Indoctrination Dossier

Palmetto Promise Team

Since the onset of COVID-19, movements of parents have sprung up overnight in America. Some have adopted names and launched Facebook pages. Some have incorporated themselves as permanent organizations. Others are (for now) just email trees and group texts.   Whatever their size or level of organization, these “little platoons” (as Edmund Burke admiringly called

August 24, 2022

Three Cheers for Free Speech

Oran P. Smith, Ph.D

Three Cheers for Free Speech  Though a few decades have passed since I matriculated “where the Blue Ridge yawns its greatness,” I am quite certain that during my undergraduate years at Clemson there was an openness to a wide range of opinion. The dominant view among faculty, administration, and students was that college should be

July 20, 2022

ESAs are Winning Everywhere!

Palmetto Promise Team

Education savings accounts are the norm. Unions are left defending assigned schools’ limited—discriminatory, even—reach.

June 22, 2022

The Supreme Court Explains School Choice (Again)

Palmetto Promise Team

We will continue the fight for Education Scholarship Accounts, but after the Senate’s action, thousands of children who desperately need a choice won’t have one.

June 10, 2022

How the McNeil Family could use an ESA program

Maria Rubio Arteaga

How far would you be willing to drive to ensure your child has a promising future? For Brittany and Jeremy McNeil, a Marine family of six from Conway, SC, that answer was a 98-mile drive every Thursday for a year and a half to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

May 11, 2022

South Carolina Celebrates National Charter School Week

Palmetto Promise Team

At Palmetto Promise, we celebrate all types of students and all forms of schooling. This week, we’re highlighting the 40,000 South Carolina students who receive their education at one of the 81 public charter schools in the state.