Last month, Reason Foundation released its 24th Annual Highway Report on the condition of America’s roads and bridges. The annual study provides state-by-state comparative data, rating each state according to factors such as rural/urban interstate conditions and cost-effectiveness of spending per mile.
Across the nation, an innovation known as Education Scholarship Accounts (ESA’s) is enjoying strong, bipartisan, legislative, parental and taxpayer support. Why? Because with ESA’s, a basic principle of fairness and freedom is achieved: state-appropriated education dollars follow the child.
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.
Two years ago today, Santee Cooper and SCE&G announced that they were abandoning construction of the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station units 2 and 3.
South Carolina continues to sink below our southeastern neighbors in education outcomes. On almost every indicator, data shows that South Carolina is behind the curve. In light of that, Palmetto Promise has done some digging to look at how South Carolina really stacks up to our neighboring states on education innovation and performance. We’ve assigned 1-4 rankings
Base Student Cost provided 58% of state aid to school districts. It now provides only about 38% of state funding.
Per pupil expenditures are high while performance is poor. Teacher compensation is flat while administrative spending is high and growing.
In 1930, Americans spent $2.8 billion on healthcare—$23 per person and only 3.5% of the GDP. We currently spend $3.5 trillion, which comes to over $10,000 per person and 18% of the US GDP.
It all begins when the bill is drafted by Legislative Council at the request of a lawmaker or committee.