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Posted December 22, 2015

Meet The Pearson Family

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org Charles Pearson has a clear message when it comes to his son and daughter’s future: “I’m going to do whatever I have to, to ensure that they get the education they need to be successful.” As his children reached high school age,… Read More
Posted December 22, 2015

Meet The Campbell Family

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org “We had decided before we got married that we were going to home school,” says Nancy Campbell, home schooling mother of four from Anderson. “We had met several home schooling families with children whose character, manners, and social skills we admired very… Read More
Posted December 22, 2015

Meet The Ellis Family

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org For lifelong South Carolinian and mother of three Courtenay Ellis, public magnet schools are all about intention. “I like the idea that parents have to initiate the process, it wasn’t an automatic result of zoning. You get a whole different caliber of… Read More
Posted December 22, 2015

Meet The MacDonald Family

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org “We chose private school from the very beginning,” says Shaylah MacDonald. “It was one of the decisions we never really had to talk about.” Shaylah was a public school math teacher before she had her son Wyatt, now sixteen. “We knew from… Read More
Posted December 21, 2015

Meet The Wilson Family

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org “I’m a pediatrician. I can tell you a lot about staying healthy, but when it comes to education, I can only point you in the right direction,” said Dr. Beverly Wilson, mother of three who lives in Orangeburg. The right direction for… Read More
Posted December 18, 2015

Meet The Sotero Family

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org “The biggest tragedy in life is doing what you are not passionate about,” said Pastor Julio Sotero of Greenville, South Carolina. “It will cause frustration, and it will kill your life. There are a lot of walking dead out there. They walk,… Read More
Posted November 19, 2015

Meet The Richardson Family

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org Beth Richardson did her homework so that her children could find a high-quality school. “I visited every single school that was available to us in Columbia,” she says. Not satisfied with their assigned public school, Beth enrolled her son, Jed, in East… Read More
Posted October 2, 2015

Why The Norman Family Supports ESAs

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org Nevada took a huge set forward in empowering all parents…and South Carolina would do well to follow their lead. Thanks to the introduction of Education Savings Account, NV parents like Zavia Norman can provide their children with high quality, individualized education. In… Read More
Posted March 20, 2015

Educating The “Children No One Wants”

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org Last November, we were honored to feature Kevin Chavous, a leading voice for giving every child a chance and a choice, at our annual VisionSC policy summit. While he was here in  SC he learned about the great work happening at Legacy Charter… Read More
Posted January 19, 2015

Meet The Jackson Family

This article was first published on palmettopromise.org Jay Jackson liked his local public school and did well on his report cards. He even enrolled in some of the advanced classes that his school offered. However, Jay’s parents, Randy and Janice, noticed something peculiar: They never saw Jay do any… Read More