The reaction to Governor McMaster’s allocation of $32 million for SAFE Grants for low and moderate-income children to attend the private school of their choice has been met with shrieks from the public education lobby. As they tell it, the sky is falling, this is “a war on public schools,” civilization as we know it
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
To set the record straight, we offer these visuals to put $32 million in perspective.
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
PPI President and CEO Ellen Weaver was quoted in an article on SAFE grants by WACHFOX57. There’s a new case against South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, who allocated $32 million of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds for SAFE Grants. The case now will be heard by the South Carolina Supreme Court. The Safe
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
Palmetto Promise is represented by national school choice attorneys from the Liberty Justice Center. COLUMBIA, S.C. (July 28, 2020) — Today, Palmetto Promise Institute asked an Orangeburg, S.C. judge to allow the governor’s new Safe Access to Flexible Education (SAFE) Grants program to move forward. If the judge sides with Palmetto Promise, thousands of students
How does Governor McMaster's $32 million SAFE Grants program compare to other education related COVID relief funding?
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
PPI President and CEO Ellen Weaver is quoted in a ABC Columbia article on the SAFE grant program. GREENVILLE, S.C. (WOLO/WYFF) – South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster was in Greenville Monday to announce the creation of the Safe Access to Flexible Education (SAFE) grants. McMaster said the one-time, need-based grants of up to $6,500 will help