Category Archives: Tuition tax credits

Do Right Manners Trump the Rights of Children?

I had a very interesting experience at the “Grassroots” meeting held by the York Chamber of Commerce several weeks ago.  It was described as a means of allowing constituents to “share” concerns with Legislators prior to the Legislative session.  I … Continue reading

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An Embarrassment of Rich(es)

On March 28 the SC House voted 65 to 49 for H.4894 to use public money to fund private and home schools.  Rock Hill School Board Member Walter Brown spent most of that day listening to the debate on H. … Continue reading

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I may have danced too soon.

While I still feel that House Bill 3407 will be defeated when it gets to the Senate and not be approved this year, my certainty was shaken by events in the House Ways and Means Committee this past week.  H.3407 … Continue reading

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Dancing on my lawn!

  If you heard rumors of an almost 70 year old white-haired woman with arthritic knees dancing in her front yard on a recent morning, they are true.  I was celebrating my happiness at reading in The Herald of the … Continue reading

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Tax Credit Debate Resumes in Senate on April 20

The Senate Education Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday April 20 at 11:00.  On the Agenda is discussion of S.414 (Educational Opportunity Act) this year’s tuition tax credit/voucher effort by legislators who support using public funds for private/religious schools.  S.414 … Continue reading

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Excellent OpEd Posting by Molly Spearman on Private School Subsidies

Below please find the link and a copy of an Opinion Editorial posted in The State newspaper on March 30, 2011.  Ms. Spearman says things very simply. From The State, http://www.thestate.com/2011/03/30/v-print/1756237/spearman-sc-cant-afford-fools.html

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Help stop S.414 and H.3407 — state funding for private schools

Again, thank you to those who contacted legislators concerning H.3241 on South Carolina Charter School District funding. Because of your efforts our district retained invaluable local funds for our schools. This past week even more threatening bills, S.414 and its … Continue reading

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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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