Tag: South Carolina and education choice

South Carolina Senate passes expanded school choice ESA program

Editor’s note: This article appeared Thursday on redlion.com. The South Carolina Senate approved a bill this week granting 15,000 students access to education savings accounts. “There will be children whose lives will be changed for the better because of this bill,” Sen. Greg Hembree, R-District 28, chair of the Senate[Read More…]

South Carolina, education savings accounts have the potential to make the state a student’s market

Educators are in such high demand in South Carolina that observers are calling it a “teacher’s market.” While it’s reassuring that teachers have options, shouldn’t state officials make the education landscape a student’s market, too? Fortunately for families, some policymakers are already working on it. A recent survey of South[Read More…]

Innovator, education choice advocate keeps one eye on Florida as South Carolina forges ahead with education savings accounts

Ellen Weaver epitomizes education choice. She attended a private Christian school from kindergarten to fifth grade, was homeschooled from sixth to tenth grade, and graduated from a district high school. Since 2013, she has worked as founding president of the nonprofit Palmetto Promise Institute to bring expanded choice to her[Read More…]