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Week 34 – NO SCHOLARSHIPS YET?!?!?

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Week 34 – NO SCHOLARSHIPS YET?!?!:  235 DAYS … why?  (not so) Exceptional SC claims they have the funds on hand … but are waiting on schools to confirm enrollment?  Really? Nobody is buying that spin.

This only took 22 days to raise ALL the funds under independent non-profits (like in every other state) … and even though independent non-profits could not start fundraising until July 1st … scholarships were distributed IN FULL … 100% … BEFORE SCHOOL STARTED.

This is what happens when a 5 person legislatively appointed board … and the SC Department of Revenue … take over. Not “Bigger, Better, Faster.” as the “paid advocates” over at Palmetto Promise Institute said it would be.

(Click HERE).

What was the point of “Permanent Law”???  (not so) Exceptional SC and other monied “special interest” wanting to exclusively control this program told us “permanent law” would fix all these problem.  If they could just start fundraising and administering scholarships starting JANUARY 1ST everything would be better. Well, they got it … and NOTHING is different this year.  

#EmptyPromises!!!  Sure, we wanted permanent law too … but that was a distant 3rd on our list and only AFTER #1 Full Funding & #2 Independent Non-Profits.  S 131 / H 3202 fixes all this mess!!!  #DontBePlayed!!!

WATCH THE RETRO VIDEO:  If you remember the old “Where’s the Beef” Wendy’s TV commercial … watch this video … click HERE or image below.   Seems oddly familiar to what is going on today with (not so) Exceptional SC … especially the SS BIG BUN!!!   Enjoy … 

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“A QUALITY EDUCATION IS THE CLOSEST THING TO MAGIC IN AMERICA” – Sen. Tim Scott

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Although the “paid” advocates government run school choice solutions here in South Carolina have been dealt a DEATH BLOW … the topic of “school choice” is alive and well … and we think 2021 will be the YEAR OF SCHOOL CHOICE!!!

IT IS ABOUT TIME …

Our very own Senator Tim Scott on August 25th, 2020 stated as part of his school choice fight that “a quality education is the closest thing to magic in America.” 

He is right …. and we love it!!!

👉 https://www.facebook.com/palmettokidsFIRST/posts/1493456947529902

The hot topic even came up this week in the Amy Coney Barrett U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings. 

Senator Ted Cruz (R – Texas) on October 14, 2020 stated as part of his school choice fight that he believes “School Choice is the CIVIL RIGHTS issue of the next century.”

That is pretty powerful!!!

https://www.facebook.com/palmettokidsFIRST/posts/1493465700862360

And in really big news … love him or hate him … President Trump promised SCHOOL CHOICE for EVERY child in America on October 13th!!!

That is huge … and huge for kids!!!


 

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SAFE Grants Ruled UNCONSTITUTIONAL – 5 to 0!!!

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We know some parents have been holding out hope that the “paid” advocates SAFE Grants (or better said #SafeGrantsNotSafe) might pull through with some aid … but in a UNANIMOUS 5 to 0 ruling …the SC Supreme Court found them UNCONSTITUTIONAL … It was BRUTAL!!! 

Both the liberal left and conservative right members of the Court ALL AGREED that the SAFE Grant / ESA model was UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

15,000 parents … the Governor … and a host of legislators were DUPED again by JIM DEMINT, ELLEN WEAVER, “DR.” ORAN SMITH … all with the failing PALMETTO PROMISE INSTITUTE.  Will legislators learn?

(For article click image above or HERE.)

And what did we hear from school leaders about SCISA / Dr. Spencer Jordan “push” Safe Grants?.  He almost GAURANTEED these #SafeGrantsNotSafe would be coming through.

Will Dr. Spencer Jordan apologize to all the families and schools suffering because of yet AGAIN another failure to lead?  Will he / SCISA make up the DIFFERENCE in cash???

#FollowTheMoney!!!

And, don’t forget their “allies” in the Governor’s Office … and how we got here in the first place.  Just over a year in the “job” and what Melanie Barton from the SC Education Oversight Committee could not destroy while she was at EOC … she has done from within the Governor’s Office.

Will anybody PAY THE PRICE???

(For article click image above or HERE.)

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DOR Announces September 2020 Fundraising $58,600 raised for September

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The SC Department Of Revenue has responded to our monthly FOIA request with the fundraising update for the month of September.

Chad Connelly and Tom Persons may be gone … but the (not so) Exceptional Board still does nothing. $58,600 raised for September???

The bullies are gone … but only the sheep remain?  Geez, do something people!!!

Y’all know that we are personally on this 24/7.  Several court filings this past week … not to mention TWO new lawsuits this past month we still have not updated you on … but basically another week … same stuff.  Legislators still LYING to us all.  The (not so) Exceptional SC Board still remains silent.  DOR fundraising still sucks!!!  The “paid” advocates are still putting their interest before your kids. No changes.

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