Palmetto Promise joins Free-Market Groups in letter opposing Most Favored Nations Executive Order

Blog · August 12, 2020

Palmetto Promise joined over 80 free market groups in signing a letter pushing back against the recent Most Favored Nations Executive Order, which will slow medical innovation and threaten American jobs. There are numerous free-market solutions that will lower costs and increase access, but stifling pharmaceutical innovation is not the solution.  You can read the letter below and

Op-Ed: The Cares Act Creates an Opportunity for School Choice…But South Carolina’s public-education lobby is attempting to block need-based scholarships.

Blog · August 7, 2020

This op-ed originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal. Elizabeth Reilly was preparing for a hard conversation with her children. She couldn’t afford to keep them in the private school they had always attended. The Reillys had worked hard and relied on family help to keep their two children—who each face learning challenges—in the school that

Starting a dialogue: What could SC do?

Jobs & Economy
News · August 7, 2020

PPI Senior Fellow Oran Smith published this op-ed that originally appeared in The Greenville News.  We have a long way to go in the living out of our “all men are created equal” national creed. So to make real progress as a nation and as a state, all Americans and all South Carolinians – conservative,

McMaster’s school-choice grants program heads to South Carolina Supreme Court

News · August 5, 2020

PPI President and CEO Ellen Weaver is mentioned in top story article by The Center Square regarding SAFE grants The South Carolina Supreme Court will hear arguments on the constitutionality of Gov. Henry McMaster’s Safe Access to Flexible Education (SAFE) school-choice program. Opponents of the SAFE grant program filed a new lawsuit Tuesday evening and asked the

Op-Ed: Gov. McMaster deserves praise for his SAFE Grants plan to support SC students

News · July 30, 2020

PPI Founding Chairman Jim Demint’s Op-Ed featured in The State. The economic and health impacts of COVID-19 have been overwhelming. Millions of Americans have lost their jobs or been forced to close businesses they have poured their lives into. Even worse, thousands of Americans have lost their lives. It is an unspeakable tragedy. There are

SC private schools to get $32 million in tuition grants for families during COVID-19

Blog · July 20, 2020

PPI President and CEO Ellen Weaver was quoted in The State discussing Governor McMaster’s SAFE grants program. South Carolina’s private K-12 schools will get $32 million in federal COVID-19 aid, S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster announced on Monday, nearly a week after he pushed to get the state’s public schools to reopen to students in person five days

Palmetto Promise calls on Congress to make sensible decisions amid COVID pandemic

Jobs & Economy
Blog · July 6, 2020

As “stimulus” legislation flew through Congress with band-aids intended to address looming unemployment and general economic devastation, Palmetto Promise Institute along with partner organizations from across the country kept a keen eye on the details of federal legislation. PPI signed onto several joint letters, calling for the passage or blocking of various bills and initiatives.