Tag: South Carolina and school choice law

South Carolina lawmakers fail to pass school voucher bill despite having votes

Editor’s note: This article appeared today on thestate.com. After roughly two decades of fruitless deliberation over voucher programs, South Carolina lawmakers appeared finally to be on the verge of expanding school choice this year. The House and Senate, energized by a wave of frustration over pandemic-era education policies, passed companion[Read More…]

South Carolina education choice bill reaches major milestone toward becoming law

After two decades of defeat, South Carolina education choice advocates claimed victory late Tuesday after the state House of Representatives passed its version of a bill that would give choice to low-income students, students with special needs, and military families. “This vote marks a major milestone on a 20-year journey[Read More…]

Education savings account bill advances in South Carolina Senate

Editor’s note: This article appeared last week on wbtw.com. Legislation that proponents say would create more financial opportunity for families to send their kids to private school has advanced in the South Carolina Senate. The bill would establish Education Savings Accounts, marking one of the first times public money could[Read More…]