South Carolina private schools uniquely impacted by COVID-19, could help be on the way?

Blog · April 21, 2020

It would be an understatement to say that COVID-19 has disrupted the education of South Carolina’s children. Parents and students alike have had to adjust to the new normal of learning from home, and teachers and school administrators have scrambled to provide instruction from a distance, with widely varying results due to a variety of

Legislative Update: We Have Business Everywhere!

March 29, 2018

The story is told of the Texas oil man who approached the counter at DFW airport. When the ticket agent asks him “Where to?” he replies, “It doesn’t matter, I got business everywhere.” That sounds like Palmetto Promise Institute! Here is a pre-Easter “business everywhere” legislative report. ESA: Hearing Date Set. The hottest school choice initiative in

Santee Cooper’s Uncertain Future

March 20, 2018

A Historical, Policy, and Financial Analysis of the South Carolina Public Service Authority This is the executive summary of a larger report. Download the full report here (49 pages). As the sheer magnitude of the V.C. Summer Units 2 and 3 nuclear abandonment, the largest financial disaster in South Carolina history, comes more into focus,

What actually makes poverty escapable

March 8, 2018

Yesterday, I had a chance to speak to the Senate Human Services Subcommittee about three short – but powerful – bills that represent a compassionate, common-sense step towards making a South Carolina a state where every person has the opportunity to reach their full, God-given potential. In the throws and aftermath of the 2008 recession,