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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January 24, 2022

Straight Talk On Education Scholarship Accounts

Palmetto Promise Team

Education Scholarship Accounts, the most flexible, parent-controlled, accountable form of private school choice, are sweeping the nation. Here, we help separate fact from fiction with some straight talk on South Carolina’s ESA efforts.

December 14, 2021

New Report: Lessons from 25 Years of Public Charter Schools Ring True (and Familiar)

Palmetto Promise Team

A comprehensive new report on charter schools from Palmetto Promise Institute shows that Problem Number One for public charter school students is identical to the most pressing issue that all public school students face: too little connection between their individual needs and the funding their schools receive for them.

October 6, 2021

Greenville lawmakers urge action on school choice bill

Palmetto Promise Team

The January legislative session is fast approaching and conversations about top priorities are heating up. Nothing is more critical to South Carolina’s future—and preserving access to the American Dream—than the issue of education. That’s why one of PPI’s has worked tirelessly over the years to see South Carolina finally join the ranks of states like Florida and Arizona where expanding education freedom—commonly called school choice—has transformed the lives of students who need it most.

September 24, 2021

The Real Education Emergency

George Smiling Jr.

Two Wall Street Journal articles published in early September (September 4th and September 13th) documented the growing shortage of bus drivers, both across the country and in the state of Massachusetts specifically, where Governor Charlie Baker is enlisting the National Guard to help students get to school. Yet, instead of seeing this transportation dilemma as a chance to implement solutions that would benefit parents and children, the push is to keep children in their zip code-assigned schools at all costs.