School Choice News Round-up

South Carolina State Senator Kevin Bryant points to the success of school choice in Georgia as a model for South Carolina.

The Charleston Post and Courier reports that fewer than six in ten public school students graduate high school in South Carolina.

The South Carolina Policy Council, a free market research organization based in Columbia, reports on State House spending and pork projects in their weekly newsletter.

Education Week concludes that attempts by states (including South Carolina) to improve the graduation rate are not working. Education Week also identifies South Carolina as far behind its federal NCLB improvement targets.

The Charlotte Observers reports that K-12 private school enrollment continues to rise despite economic slowdown in other sectors of the economy.

Advocates for children with special needs in the Southwest point to school choice as a valuable tool. Similar sentiments in the Ohio in the context of a special needs scholarship bill.

Business leaders in Milwaukee cite school choice program as key to the city’s continued economic growth.

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