Across the nation, an innovation known as Education Scholarship Accounts (ESA’s) is enjoying strong, bipartisan, legislative, parental and taxpayer support. Why? Because with ESA’s, a basic principle of fairness and freedom is achieved: state-appropriated education dollars follow the child.
The guiding principle of the choice movement is that parents – not bureaucracies — are most qualified to pick the right learning environment. Because of that belief, we celebrate all great schools and all great teachers.
Per pupil expenditures are high while performance is poor. Teacher compensation is flat while administrative spending is high and growing.
A large body of research conducted over twenty years shows that private edu- cation choice programs have had an overwhelmingly positive impact on private program participants and public schools. According to 100 rigorous academic studies, here are the specific effects of private school choice.
This bill (H.3972) creates a statewide, comprehensive, dynamic online course catalog from which all South Carolina students can choose.
Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey and Representative Shannon Erickson have filed legislation (S.523 and H.3681) that, if passed, would create “Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Accounts” (EOESAs) for South Carolina students.
SC students once led Florida students in key education metrics - not anymore.
Without access to transportation, "public school choice" is not really a choice for many families.
South Carolina has a generational opportunity not just to play catch up, but to proactively create a chance for every student to excel.