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

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

Release: Palmetto Promise Institute fights to restore SAFE Grants for South Carolina students

Blog · July 28, 2020

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

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