Push for “high quality education” language in State Constitution is a scam.
Even the so-called “best” public schools serving wealthy students are distantly behind their out-of-state peers.
The facts are clear. In South Carolina:
school choice will help public schools;
school choice will save the state millions of dollars;
and school choice already exists for college and prekindergarten students.
Their most recent ploy has been to call for a re-write of the State Constitution’s mandates on public education. They have suggested that cutting and pasting a few words into the SC Constitution will radically improve the $11,480 per student schools. In actuality, this will do nothing more than invite another expensive and fruitless series of lawsuits, reminiscent of the fruitless 10-year “Corridor of Shame” trials.
$11,480 per student is more than enough money a child. Private school teachers and home school parents are able to instruct children across South Carolina for just a fraction of that amount (and their students perform exceptionally well).
Rather than invite activist lawsuits and recite shallow platitudes, responsible political leaders should adopt school choice for all parents in South Carolina.