This op-ed appeared in The State newspaper on January 22, 2018. Our nation will spend $623.5 billion on K-12 education this academic year — an average $12,300 per pupil. That per-pupil spending has increased by more than 35 percent over the past 25 years, even after taking inflation into account. Despite all the spending, S.C. test scores on
To achieve real, substantive tax reform, policy makers need a roadmap, good information and determined leadership. The future prosperity of our state and people depends on it.
Ellen Weaver comments on the nomination of former SC Superintendent of Education Mick Zais' nomination to be Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education.
Dr. Rebecca Gunnlaugsson unveils a groundbreaking tool to help lawmakers fix SC's broken tax system and promote fairness, sustainability and growth.
The King may be dead, but the obsession with his legacy lives on. Read how one fan remembers his impact on South Carolina and the world.
Being unable to read is the worst kind of "gift" that keeps on giving.
This Letter to the Editor was published in The State on 4/16/2017. Finding the right education option for your child is daunting. “How do I help my child who is being bullied or struggling academically?” “What is the difference between a public magnet and public charter school?” “Is my child with special needs eligible for a
The answer to falsities is not the abridgment of free speech.
This article was written by Ellen Weaver and Caleb Crosby, President of Alabama Policy Institute and was published in National Review on 1/19/2017. As the 115th Congress convenes and President-elect Trump prepares to take office tomorrow, our nation faces incredible challenges and opportunities. On health care in particular, the stakes couldn’t be higher, nor the path forward
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