We know from personal experience that children are unique: one size just doesn’t fit all when it comes to their education needs.
Our vision is simple but bold: every student in South Carolina, no matter their zip code, deserves the opportunity of a high-quality education that helps them reach their full potential.
Our passion is to equip parents with understandable information about available education choices, because we are confident that armed with good information, they can make the best decisions for their children’s future.
We seek to build a strong coalition of diverse community organizations, policymakers, business and religious leaders, students, parents, educators and other South Carolina citizens who are interested in working together to dramatically expand opportunity and options for students in our state.
Together we will:
- Inform parents and the larger community about education options in South Carolina.
- Celebrate student, educator and school successes.
- Empower parents to be education influencers and their student’s best advocate.
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Our Guiding Principles
Student Success is What Matters
We must prepare all our students for success in school, life and as citizens of the 21st century. Whether they are from Bennettsville or Greenville, every student in our state deserves the opportunity of an education that will allow them to reach their highest potential.
Give Parents Options
All parents should be empowered to choose the education environment that best fits the individual needs of their child – whether that is traditional public, private, public charter, public magnet, online, home school or blended learning. All South Carolina students should have access to a high-quality education, and all parents – regardless of income or zip code – should have a menu of excellent education options for their student.
Empower Teachers and Principals
Local school leaders must be empowered to make the decisions needed to create the environment and programs best suited to improving each child’s academic performance. Education leaders must be treated as professionals and entrepreneurs, empowered to make decisions and encouraged to dream and innovate on behalf of the children in their care. Principals should be CEO’s of their schools and teachers should be CEO’s of their classrooms.
Create a Fair and Open Marketplace for Innovation
New and innovative education models and ideas to help boost individual student achievement must be encouraged – not discouraged – and must be provided the same opportunities for success as traditional school models. All students deserve great schools and great teachers. Public tax dollars should be spent where they are proven to have the greatest effect – in the classroom on teaching and learning – whatever form that classroom takes.