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.
Here's everything you need to know about Education Scholarship Accounts (ESAs). Get the facts and hear from parents across The Palmetto State on the need for education choice.
Key leaders in the South Carolina General Assembly have filed legislation that, if passed, would create “Education Scholarship Accounts” (ESAs) for South Carolina students. ESAs are online-based accounts funded with state grants that can be used to pay a wide variety of educational expenses for a student who is eligible for the grants. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about ESAs.
Across the nation, an innovation known as Education Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) is enjoying strong, bipartisan, legislative, parental, and taxpayer support. Why? Because with ESAs, a basic principle of fairness and freedom is achieved: state-appropriated education dollars follow the child. With that aspiration fulfilled, every child, but especially the most vulnerable, can finally receive the customized education they need to reach their full potential.
Take a look at the total 2020-21 SC Education Sending, including COVID relief, revenue over the years, and how we stack up to neighboring states.
To set the record straight, we offer these visuals to put $32 million in perspective.
How does Governor McMaster's $32 million SAFE Grants program compare to other education related COVID relief funding?
Palmetto Promise Institute surveyed South Carolina’s independent schools to learn how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected them and how they have responded. You can view detailed survey results by clicking here. Here are a few of the survey’s findings: Participation Rate A total of 220 schools received the survey. 157 schools from every corner of
Per pupil expenditures are high while performance is poor. Teacher compensation is flat while administrative spending is high and growing.
South Carolina spends the third most per pupil of all 'deep south' states – way more than Florida and Mississippi. But South Carolina is dramatically behind Florida and Mississippi in academic scores in reading. It begs the question: how are we spending more for worse results?