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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
Posted August 22, 2016

Learning Is A Joy: Fund And Fix

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org For decades, South Carolina has funded K-12 education through a maze of line item appropriations in the budget. Today’s education budget comes from a long list of acts passed between the 1970’s and last year. From the Education Finance Act to the… Read More
Posted August 15, 2016

Learning Is A Joy: Preparing For The Storm

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org Last week, we made the case that one of the reasons South Carolina should consider Education Savings Accounts is because rural and low-income districts in South Carolina require structural education reforms. This week, let’s consider another reason South Carolina should consider Education Savings… Read More
Posted August 10, 2016

Learning Is A Joy: The “Corridor of Shame”

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org Each year, just under 130,000 South Carolinian’s attend public school in one of the 34 school districts that make up the representative districts in the public education lawsuit Abbeville School District V. State of South Carolina. If you do not know about it, you… Read More
Posted August 3, 2016

School Choice Unites Left And Right

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org While deep division runs between America’s two main parties on many issues, school choice is increasingly becoming a point of bipartisanship.  U.S. Senator Cory Booker, a Democrat from New Jersey and former mayor of the city of Newark, has witnessed how school… Read More
Posted August 1, 2016

Learning Is A Joy: Mired To Marvelous

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org Dr. Matt Ladner, one of the foremost scholars on Education Savings Accounts (ESA) writes in The Way of the Future: “The productivity of American education has collapsed over the past four decades. The students who start with the least in life suffer the most… Read More
Posted July 18, 2016

Learning Is A Joy: A Foundation For ESAs

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) are the 21st century education choice program that gives parents the ability to customize their child’s education. But what is the rationale for ESAs and where did they get their beginning? ESA’s are the latest innovation in the… Read More
Posted July 13, 2016

A Child’s Life In The Palmetto State

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org Each year, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a left of center non-profit which specializes in monitoring and promoting the welfare of children, releases their publication Kids Count: State Trends in Child Well-Being. In order to rank states on overall… Read More
Posted July 11, 2016

Learning Is A Joy: The IPhone Of Education

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org When Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone in 2007 he said, “Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything…and today Apple is reinventing the phone.” In 2015, Tim Cook, Steve Jobs’ successor, announced that over 700 million iPhones… Read More
Posted July 6, 2016

Help Needed: Exceptional Needs Scholarships

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org A time-sensitive opportunity for YOU to help exceptional needs children in South Carolina has opened up.  Individuals and companies may now donate up to 60% of their existing individual or corporate state tax liability. In addition to this dollar-for-dollar state tax credit,… Read More