In this clip from 2007, South Carolina State Senator Joel Lourie (D-Kershaw and Richland) discusses the finances behind school choice with Senator Louis Vaughn (ret.) on the “This Week in the Senate” show, hosted by President Pro Tempore Glenn F. McConnell (R-Charleston).
As Senator Vaughn explains, school choice will save local public schools money.
If parents take a tax credit for placing their children in a private school or home schooling them, then the local public school district continues to receive thousands of dollars in county-raised taxes and federal appropriations which can be used to further fund those children remaining in the public schools.
School choice: best for families, best for public schools, best for South Carolina.