In the fight for freedom here in the Palmetto State, weeks – even months – can go by without seeing conservative ideals advance in the General Assembly. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, will come a week that is nothing short of a gift. The legislative week that just ended was one of those epiphanies. Here’s
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South Carolina’s K-12 education system suffers not despite its variety of revenue streams, but because of them. A tangled web of different revenue sources, costly mandates and new programs has pushed up administrative costs while perpetuating student underperformance. And worse, the current system diminishes transparency, insulating it from reform. Parents and taxpayers should demand better
South Carolina’s public schools are supported by a host of education funding sources that have seen healthy growth over the years. But are taxpayers getting their money’s worth? A new study by the Palmetto Promise Institute reveals the disconnect between revenue and results when it comes to educating South Carolina kids. South Carolina’s 81 public
Five years ago, Palmetto Promise Institute was founded on the vision of a free and flourishing South Carolina that fully realizes its incredible promise.
ExceptionalSC is unleashing hope for parents and students with exceptional needs. This week, it took a big step forward in the South Carolina House.
Streamlining South Carolina's broken education funding formula would empower teachers, parents and students. Find out how in our groundbreaking study.
To achieve real, substantive tax reform, policy makers need a roadmap, good information and determined leadership. The future prosperity of our state and people depends on it.
Every day states compete for people, jobs and wealth. What kind of punch does South Carolina throw? Dr. Oran Smith calls the fight.
South Carolina leaders should take a lesson from North Carolina and the "California 11" when it comes to fundamentally fixing South Carolina's broken tax code.
What if college football performance were assessed like education performance? Dr. Oran Smith imagines the scenario.