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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
A bold, student-centered roadmap to address South Carolina's education challenges and provide equal opportunity for every child in our state to reach their full potential.
By Taylor Weaver Overcrowding in South Carolina’s prisons over the last decade and the state’s response to that crisis is a success story that requires closer examination. From 1983 to 2009 South Carolina’s inmate population increased over 270%, which resulted in a 500% increase in costs. The key element in South Carolina’s criminal justice system
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
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,
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,
The recent race-based violence on the campus of the University of Virginia evoked strong memories of the Mother Emanuel tragedy. Is there hope for our world in the face of violent hate?
The King may be dead, but the obsession with his legacy lives on. Read how one fan remembers his impact on South Carolina and the world.