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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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Only $165,579 raised in September

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Friends, it is not really getting any better is it? 

Our personal SC State Representative, Jason Elliott (R – Greenville) … not someone we like anymore as he has lied to us for years now and is working with his PAID ADVOCATE “masters” at Palmetto Promise Institute (Jim DeMint, Ellen Weaver & “Dr.” Oran Smith) … promised that his bill H 3899 that became law on May 17th, 2021 would fix everything. 

IT HAS NOT!!! 

On September 14th, 2021, (not so) Exceptional SC announced that there would be NO FALL SCHOLARSHIPS.  Why?  Because they don’t have the money because Rep. Jason Elliott’s H 3899 was a LIE and a COMPLETE FAILURE!!!

#FollowTheMoney!!!!

We dug the top picture up from the archives … what Jason told us a while back.  The schools are satisfied???  #Really???  He doesn’t respond anymore … curious why?  Sad …

And this from last summer / fall.  Remember Jason & Palmetto Promise Institute‘s other bright idea.  A lawsuit was filed the day after their idea was announced … and the trial court IMMEDIATELY SHUT IT DOWN!!!

And a few months  later in October the SC SUPREME COURT ruled their MONIED SPECIAL INTEREST plan UNCONSITUTIONAL!!!

But guess what … in September 2021 … they have figured it out now???  Back pushing the same MONIED SPECIAL INTEREST PLAN!!!  Anybody buying this???

Shame on YOU Rep. Jason Elliott!!!

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No Fall Scholarships – (not so) Exceptional SC “speaks”

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No surprise … but last week (not so) Exceptional SC confirmed NO FALL SCHOLARSHIPS!!!

Their ONE JOB is to issue scholarships … and THEY FAILED AGAIN!!!

We (and y’all) knew this because we have been tracking their bank balances … but they finally admitted it this week.  See their full email update below.

And yes, this is their FIRST email / parents update since May 27th … nearly 4 months.  Why are parents and school officials being kept in the dark??? 

#FireExceptionalSC!!!

Sorry folks, as predicted, nothing is changing!

INDEPENDENT NON-PROFITS … just like in every other state in the nation … is the only thing that will fix this debacle.

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SLED UPDATE – Chad Connelly Embezzlement Matter

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Back in March, the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office issued a FORMAL referral to SLED (State Law Enforcement Division) to investigate the Chad Connelly “Embezzlement Matter”.  

This is a known and disclosed fact … yet Chad Connelly has been running around South Carolina telling folks there is no SLED investigation.  Wow, this is sad. 

Well, last week we sent letters inquiring into the status of the investigation.  It has been four months, so maybe they had an update.

Well, we received a reply … and apparently the investigation is still ongoing. 

This is going to be BIG friends.  We don’t think this one can be swept under the rug.  We are told that South Carolina law enforcement knows they have to do something and they know people are watching.  South Carolina is known for it’s PUBLIC CORRUPTION

What has gone on with our school choice program is in our opinion PUBLIC CORRUPTION at its worst!!!

“SLED or any other agency”???OR ANY OTHER AGENCY???  Who else may be looking into Chad Connelly and this embezzlement matter???  Maybe just standard lawyer language … or was this a clue that other law enforcement agencies are looking into this matter.

This is a highly political matter.  Chad Connelly is friends with A LOT of political figures.  But even though some folks have tried to cover up for Chad … there are people trying to expose this matter for us, for you, and most importantly for your K-12 children.  

Stay tuned … and KEEP PUSHING!!!  Expose them all!!!

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