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Posted October 28, 2016

Learning Is A Joy: The Joy Of Faith

Author and education policy expert Lindsey Burke recently told the story of a girl named Faith in her article,  How Education Savings… Read More
Posted October 26, 2016

Public School Choice Removes Limitations

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”—Ronald Reagan Choice is a fundamental element of our daily lives. Coke or Pepsi. Ford or Chevy. McDonald’s or Wendy’s. Every day, our lives are full of choices that we… Read More
Posted October 14, 2016

What Nevada’s Education Savings Accounts Mean For South Carolina Families

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org South Carolina families and parents around the country have reason to hope after the Nevada Supreme Court’s recent ruling. The Court ruled that the accounts do not violate the state Constitution’s “Blaine Amendment,” a provision found in 38 state constitutions that prohibits… Read More
Posted October 12, 2016

Help Welcome Kevin Chavous Back To SC

Palmetto Promise is proud to partner with Legacy Charter School and others to welcome nationally-renown student champion and our 2016 My SC Education Rally speaker, Kevin Chavous, back to South Carolina! Kevin’s high-energy style and insights will inspire you to action, as we think about how we can each work… Read More
Posted October 10, 2016

Florida’s Education Savings Accounts Success

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org In Ronald Reagan’s famous 1964 speech, “A Time for Choosing,” he outlines the foundational importance of what people believe about their personal ability to run their own lives: “This is the issue: whether we believe in our capacity for self-government … or… Read More
Posted September 27, 2016

Exceptional SC: Moving Forward For Kids

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org Do you remember the Apple III computer? If that doesn’t ring a bell, here’s what happened. In 1978, Apple was anxious that its Apple II was destined to lose market share, so they rushed into production a new computer that would serve… Read More
Posted September 21, 2016

Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org Last week, we introduced you to Jordan Visser, a student who has found academic and life success through the opportunities afforded to him by Education Savings Accounts (ESAs). As South Carolina considers whether ESAs are a good option to help children in… Read More
Posted September 12, 2016

Learning Is A Joy: Jordan’s Triumph

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org For Kathy and Christo Visser and their son Jordan, Education Savings Accounts have been the key to astounding success. Jordan lives with Cerebral Palsy, a neurological disorder that primarily affects coordination, movement, and balance. Although there is no cure for Cerebral Palsy,… Read More
Posted August 31, 2016

The Urgent Need For Education Reform

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org Our country’s future success rests on the quality of education the next generation of Americans receives. We will simply not be able to supply the engaged and skilled workforce our economy needs while relying on an education system built for the distant… Read More
Posted August 29, 2016

Learning Is A Joy: What’s The Difference?

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org More and more states are opening up new, individualized education opportunities for their students: Education Savings Accounts (ESA’s) in Nevada, Arizona, Florida, Tennessee and Mississippi for example. Vouchers in Florida. And right here in South Carolina, you may have heard of the… Read More