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Government Demands ALL Scholarship Funds Returned!!!

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A Maryland 100% government run “Voucher” program started in 2016 has demanded the return of $100,000 in scholarship funds (all funds since the beginning of the program in 2016) from a particular Christian school because … basically … the government officials don’t like the school.

The article demonstrates what we have been saying will happen under 100% government control and administration of a private school choice program. 

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Technically they are saying the Christian school needs to add an anti-discrimination clause regarding sexual orientation … but other schools without the anti-discrimination clause are not being punished … so it appears to be more “targeting” of a specific school or administration.

That would never happen in SC would it?  We think it already is … but that is a longer discussion.

Anyhow, maybe you agree that XYZ school should not get scholarship funds for whatever reason … but just realize … one day … YOU & YOUR SCHOOL WILL BE “TARGETED” TOO.  Maybe it will be your Christian beliefs, or maybe because you are a Muslim school, or maybe it is because your school leader “speaks up” too much or angered the wrong politician … or the government officials don’t like the curriculum you are teaching … or you don’t use the particular “test” they want you to use … or whatever the reason … know that they will find a reason to “target” your school too … eventually!!!

Why do you think some school leaders today are so “quiet” when it comes to the blatant failings of (not so) Exceptional SC???  They don’t want to be “targeted” as some schools and parents have already been.  Read more here:  Racism? Favoritism? Or BOTH??

Hey, we don’t blame the school leaders or parents that remain silent … but trust that eventually … the government officials are going to come after YOU TOO!!!  

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SC DOR Director Memo – BOARD VIOLATED LAW!!!

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We exposed these legal violations by the (not so) Exceptional SC Board in February 2020 … raised the ALARM that Chad Connelly was lining his pockets with scholarship funds intended for YOUR CHILDREN … and we now finally have the confirmation of what happened.

We sent a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the SC Department of Revenue and they provided us with this MEMO from Director Hartley Powell.

It clearly states the LAW …. and confirms that the (not so) Exceptional SC Board was violating the LAW.

Seven days latter … this “resignation” email was sent out by Board Chairman Tom Persons.

We will continue to track and PUSH this issue such that the “misappropriated” money is RETURNED … and the GUILTY PARTIES (which includes the entire BOARD of Exceptional SC) are held accountable. 

#ReturnTheMoney!!!

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H 3899 Bill Filed … a JOKE!!!

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Well, the legislators leading this fiasco showed their agenda AGAIN last week … and it is NOT ABOUT KIDS!!!

What did they do???

They “rewarded” the (not so) Exceptional SC Board with a QUADRUPLED INCREASE in their Administrative Fees …

And worse … they are removing the LEGISLATIVE APPOINTMENT language so the BOARD WILL BE PERMANENT … and legislators will be able to say “there is nothing we can do”?!?!?!

It is getting to a BREAKING POINT … they are getting DESPERATE … and this bill is perfect evidence of that desperation!!!

And if you think that is all bad … this is a FIRST IN THE NATION …

… they want the SC Department of Education to “donate” $12 MILLION to (not so) Exceptional SC. SAY WHAT???

Read it … it is right there in the title of the bill (picture up top) … or read the bill here

Insanity!!!  Another square peg in a round hole. ANYTHING except what every other state does …

#FollowTheMoney!!!

“Who” is behind it?

Rep. Jason Elliott (R – Greenville)

Rep. Shannon Erickson (R – Beaufort)

https://www.scstatehouse.gov/member.php?code=0539772663

It is personal folks … and these legislators care more about their personal vendettas and their “monied” SPECIAL INTEREST supporters … than they do about YOUR KIDS!!!

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SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS UPDATE!!!

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Well, we are getting reports from parents and school officials that the checks that are going out are approximately 20% of tuition.

Why would (not so) Exceptional SC not tell parents how much specifically they were receiving … or even generally how much … we can only speculate … but we are hearing the amounts are approximately 20%.

The home stretch of the 2020-2021 school year is here … the promised funding is not … there is not even a plan in place on what to expect …. other than the pitiful 20% no communications whatsoever!!! Politics over children … AGAIN?

We offered a solution … to raise the full 2020 $12 million by 12/31 …. and next year’s $12 million in early January 2021.  That was $24 MILLION by 1/31/2021!!! Well … they knew better … NOT!

Yet YOU lost $7.5 MILLION in 2019 … $8 MILLION in 2020 … and with the current fundraising pace … YOU will lose even more in 2021.

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