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Another DATA BREACH at (not so) Exceptional SC

They did it again … this time exposing and estimated 3,000 parent emails and children’s names.

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Well … IT HAS HAPPENED AGAIN … another data breach at (not so) Exceptional SC and the SC Department of Revenue exposing YOUR CHILD’S NAME.

PARENTS, check your email today, at 7:59AM from jeffdavisFIRST@gmail.com, entitled “The Art of the Backroom Deal”.  

What alerted parents to the DATA BREACH???  Look at the name … IT WAS THEIR CHILD’S NAME!!!!  Recall when (not so) Exceptional SC was sending out emails to parents … addressed to the CHILD applicant?   YES … the ties are DIRECTLY to (not so) Exceptional SC (and thus the SC Department of Revenue).

And the parents we have talked to are ANGRY!!!

So … CALL / email (not so) Exceptional SC and ask them to explain how YOUR EMAIL … and YOUR CHILD’S NAME … got in the possession of the people sending these “anonymous” hit pieces. 

ECENC Fund (aka Exceptional SC) Board:

  • General contact:  administrator@exceptionalSC.org 803-602-4398
  • Chad Connelly, Executive Director, Exceptional SC.  chad@exceptionalSC.org  chad@chadconnelly.com  803-924-4596 (cell)  
  • Thomas Persons, ECENC FUND CHAIRMAN – President & CEO, South Carolina Technology Alliance  tepsr@att.net   tep@sctech.org 803-261-0348 (cell) 803-748-1323 (office)  
  • Betsy Fanning, Head of School, Trident Academy bfanning@tridentacademy.com     843-884-7046 x11 (school)
  • Michael Acquilano, Director, South Carolina Catholic Conference   MAcquilano@catholic-doc.org 843-261-0535 (office) 843-709-2717 (cell)
  • Edward Earwood, Executive Director, South Carolina Association of Christian Schools.   eearwood@christianeducation.org  803-798-7558 (office) 843-513-5010 (cell)
  • Dr. Spencer Jordan, Executive Director, SCISA    administration@scisa.org  803-535-4820 (office)


This is frankly DUMBFOUNDING that these people think they are that untouchable … or they are this stupid!!!

AS to the content of the email … here is what it should really say … “Every child whose parent DID NOT DONATE got a FULL SCHOLARSHIP!!!” … because back in the day when Palmetto Kids FIRST and other independent non-profits were administering the program … EVERYONE GOT FULL SCHOLARSHIPS!!!!  And your child today would probably have a full year scholarship FULLY FUNDED for 2019-2020 if this cabal of “paid” advocates where not around.
 

#NeverSurrender!!!

Call your SC State Legislator and tell them about this latest debacle if you want change.

And it is not like this has not happened before.  Remember this investigative article on the matter …

(For full article, click HERE.)

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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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