south carolina
Public Education
‘How far we’ve fallen’: Board member of SC charter school talks about current state of public education

(The Center Square) – When Tom Drummond looks at the 1895 eighth-grade final exam from Selina, Kansas, he wonders how many people today could pass it. “I don’t believe there… Read More

April 2, 2024
South Carolina officials place ‘excessive demands’ on homeschool graduate, obstructing her career in Christian childcare

Hannah Pollock, 21, had her heart set on working in a South Carolina Christian school’s after-school kindergarten program and daytime preschool as a substitute teacher. “I’d always been around kids,”… Read More

April 2, 2024
More states make progress on school choice

(The Daily Signal) – Several states are making progress in empowering their citizens with access to education freedom and opportunity. Earlier this month, Alabama became the 15th state in the nation to… Read More

March 27, 2024
South Carolina House approves universal school choice bill

The South Carolina House advanced a universal school choice bill despite a legal battle over the program’s constitutionality. The House voted 69-32 on Wednesday in favor of… Read More

March 25, 2024
South Carolina House approves measure to expand education scholarships

(The Center Square) — The South Carolina House of Representatives signed off on a measure to expand the Education Scholarship Trust Fund. Lawmakers voted 69-32 in favor of H.5164 on… Read More

March 22, 2024
Public Education
South Carolina teachers care more about school culture than pay, new teacher retention report reveals

As public schools nationwide struggle to retain teachers, one South Carolina group is trying to find answers. SC TEACHER, a group dedicated to researching the state’s education workforce, released a… Read More

March 20, 2024
Public Education
What are they hiding? School librarians admit they hid card catalog from parents while pushing BLM, LGBTQ issues

(The Daily Signal) – At least one school library in a South Carolina school district restricted access to its online card catalog in order to hide “critical race theory books” from… Read More

March 14, 2024
Legal briefs: South Carolina Supreme Court should allow scholarship program

(The Center Square) — Two out-of-state groups have filed briefs urging the South Carolina Supreme Court to allow the state’s Education Scholarship Trust Fund program to proceed. In October, The… Read More

February 6, 2024
Public Education
South Carolina education scholarships open

(The Center Square) – South Carolina is accepting applications for a new education scholarship that proponents say is the future of education in the state. Last year, state lawmakers passed … Read More

January 30, 2024
New school choice program launches in South Carolina. Parents are winning.

(The Daily Signal) – Despite the most well-funded efforts to stop education reform, the school choice movement still clearly has momentum. The fruits of those efforts can be… Read More

January 26, 2024
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