south carolina
Public Education
South Carolina’s new school choice program is constitutional and good for students, says policy expert

Opponents of school choice are already suing South Carolina’s new program, claiming it’s unconstitutional, but experts don’t think the legal arguments pass muster. The South Carolina… Read More

November 1, 2023
Op-ed: South Carolina teachers’ union out to deprive students of learning options

(The Daily Signal) – Barely six months after South Carolina lawmakers approved legislation allowing K-12 students to customize their education, the state affiliate of the National Education Association is… Read More

October 30, 2023
Public Education
40% of South Carolina high school students failed US History exam, says state ed department

The South Carolina Department of Education released lackluster data this week about its public high schools.  The Monday report included data about core high school courses… Read More

September 21, 2023
Linking school choice to segregation part of ‘liberal lies,’ says Sen. Tim Scott. Data backs him up

Teachers’ unions and some public school activists like to argue school choice is a modern form of segregation, a claim Sen. Tim Scott calls a lie. Read More

September 19, 2023
South Carolina Supreme Court rules state’s ‘heartbeat’ abortion law constitutional

(The Daily Signal) – South Carolina’s “heartbeat” abortion law is constitutional, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, vacating a preliminary injunction that had barred the measure from taking effect. In… Read More

August 24, 2023
Public Education
Exclusive: South Carolina dad who gave chicken feed to his school board refutes harassment claims, says teachers are trying to indoctrinate his kids

A South Carolina father is now a villain to his school district and the local media, all for trying to be involved in his children’s education, he says. After several… Read More

August 23, 2023
South Carolina education scholarship bill aligns with national trend

(The Center Square) – In passing an education scholarship bill this year, South Carolina lawmakers followed a national trend of allowing more parents to choose where to send their kids… Read More

August 1, 2023
Public Education
‘I’m going to fight harder for my kids’: South Carolina father gives school board a bag of chicken feed to condemn its cowardice

A South Carolina father gave his school board a bag of chicken feed to demonstrate his lack of confidence in their “chicken” leadership. At a Beaufort County School District (BCSD)… Read More

July 12, 2023
Public Education
Study: South Carolina learning loss could lead to reduced earnings

(The Center Square) – South Carolina students lost months of learning over the past few years, which could result in billions of dollars of reduced wages. While the results vary… Read More

May 17, 2023
Governor signs school choice bill into law in South Carolina

South Carolina just joined the growing ranks of states making public money portable to help parents and students have more choices in K-12 education. On Thursday, Republican Gov. Read More

May 4, 2023
South Carolina House signs off on open-enrollment school bill

(The Center Square) – The South Carolina House has signed off on legislation that proponents say would give parents more control over their children’s education, including a measure to create… Read More

March 30, 2023
Christian Schools, Legislation
Why chipping away at the Blaine Amendments is important for school choice

With 29 states currently considering school choice legislation, the education freedom movement seems unstoppable. But the legacy of a 19th century congressman hasn’t made it… Read More

March 10, 2023
South Carolina voters could decide on state funds for religious schools

(The Center Square) – The South Carolina House passed a measure allowing voters to decide whether to lift a provision that bars state tax dollars from benefiting religious or private… Read More

March 7, 2023
South Carolina House approves resolution to repeal Blaine Amendment, which would smooth the road for school choice

South Carolina’s House of Representatives voted in favor of a measure to repeal the state’s Blaine Amendment, which prohibits state funds from benefitting religious or private educational institutions. Read More

March 3, 2023
Legislation, Opinion
South Carolina must sweat details on school choice to get across the finish line

(reimaginED) – All education committee hearings in South Carolina should open with staff placing flags on a map marking the states that adopted new choices in K-12 education since the… Read More

February 9, 2023
Courts, Culture
The Smithsonian is being sued for kicking out pro-life Catholic students

A lawsuit has been filed against the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum after Catholic students were kicked out for wearing pro-life beanies. On January… Read More

February 8, 2023
Idaho legislator is working to overturn ‘relic’ anti-school choice amendment

An Idaho lawmaker has introduced a resolution to remove an Idaho constitutional amendment which has historically restricted school choice programs. “Article Nine, Section Five, known as the Blaine… Read More

February 2, 2023
South Carolina Senate passes expanded school choice ESA program

The South Carolina Senate approved a bill this week granting 15,000 students access to education savings accounts (ESAs). “There will be children whose lives will be changed for… Read More

February 2, 2023
U.S. Senators unite for school choice

Several U.S. Senators advanced school choice this week with a resolution and at least two bills, demonstrating it doesn’t have to be a partisan issue. Sen. Tim Scott,… Read More

January 25, 2023
South Carolina Senate could consider education scholarships

(The Center Square) — The South Carolina Senate could vote this week on legislation that includes scholarships for low-income students. The bill, S.39, sponsored by state Sen. Larry Grooms, R-Bonneau,… Read More

January 24, 2023