Category Archives: K-12 Funding

New bills — public funds for private, religious, home schools!

South Carolina Proposed Voucher / Tuition Tax Credits – H.3407 and S.414 Despite a nearly $800 million budget shortfall in South Carolina, lawmakers recently held a Public Hearing as it began deliberation for a voucher and tuition tax credit plan … Continue reading

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H.3241 Advances to Senate With Positive Changes

Thank you to all who took time to call or e-mail your concerns about H.3241.   A much more satisfactory than expected outcome occurred. Though the bill passed it was amended to be less damaging to public schools than first feared.  … Continue reading

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Data: problems with charter school “myth”

Summary.  Charter schools tend to promote segregation by race, wealth, disabling conditions, and language.  One carefully controlled study did find that some charter schools (17%) are superior to matched public schools, but that fully 37% are clearly inferior to matched … Continue reading

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Don’t like H.3241 charter bill? Act now!

Several York County Legislators have let School Board Members know that representatives are hearing from charter school supporters in much greater numbers than from public school supporters.  Therefore, we are asking many as possible of you to make phone calls … Continue reading

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Senate Select Committee on K-12 Funding

Senator Wes Hayes’ Select Committee on K-12 Funding Funding for public (and charter) schools in SC is a moving target.  Therefore, another part of my on-the-job training has been to follow Senator Hayes committee meetings during this fall’s session of … Continue reading

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Jane’s On-the-Job Training

I had two motivations in running for Rock Hill School Board build support for and be a voice for public schools support teachers and students in classrooms as strongly as possible even given the current economic troubles. This second reason … Continue reading

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