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Fundraising Still Failing as of 12/09/2019!!!

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November (plus 9 days in December) appears better when you see the $427,000 number … but is only up $4,860 / day over October daily fundraising … and the total number is only bigger because DOR neglected to give a number as of 11/30/2019.

Not to mention $427,000 of fundraising was a “SLOW DAY” (not slow month … slow day!!!) in other states back when independent non-profits 

Why did DOR not report the number as of 11/30/2019?  It appears a large donation came in the first week of December … and if they had reported 11/30/2019 the November numbers would have been horrendous … in fact we think the real November fundraising total was only $55,400.

Games, games and more games at DOR & (not so) Exceptional SC … 

Let’s not forget, #FireChadConnelly is not just a 1 hour / week board member … not just a 5 hour / week board chairman … Chad Connelly is the 40 HOURS / WEEK Executive Director of Exceptional SC.  Why is he off doing ANYTHING while fundraising is failing?  

I can tell you for one, we would not be able to sleep if this was on our watch.  Heck, we are 24/7 trying to fix this mess to get #1 Full Funding to take care of all our kids & #2 Independent Non-Profits so the program will be CONSTITUTIONAL again and several non-profits can raise all the funds quickly.  

This is not rocket science … structure the program like it used to be (before the fraudulent DOR / legislative takeover) … and just like these programs are run in EVERY OTHER STATE.  The “experiment” of (not so) Exceptional SC and the NATION’S ONLY government run K-12 tax credit scholarship program has FAILED!!!

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Governor Asks SC Supreme Court to Reconsider

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Well, for now … they are going to keep trying to FORCE the “failed” Government Run Education Savings Account (ESA or GRESA) process.

Don’t let the article title fool you.  Yes, it is the US Attorney for the State of South Carolina that has filed the brief … but “who” is the US Attorney for SC?

Peter McCoy is our US Attorney.  

Peter is good guy for all we know … we have no problems with him … but he was most recently a member of the SC House of Representatives.

And for some reason … HE DID NOT sponsor H 3202 / S 131 (the tax credit scholarship bill) … we did not push hard … and we guess due to the LIES spread by the “paid” advocates …

… but he did sponsor the “paid” advocates ESA / GRESA bill (H 3681 / S 523 / S 556) that has been a total disaster …  

… and then Representative Peter McCoy WITHDREW HIS SPONSORSHIP when he realized what a political disaster this ESA / GRESA bill was.

For the full bill and history click HERE

All those representatives and more got off that ESA / GRESA bill right after they had two hearings on it in the HOUSE.  We were there … it was a total mess. 

So … don’t be fooled by the ongoing efforts to push through the ESA / GRESA … we don’t think it is going anywhere.

Perhaps we need to REMIND the Governor’s Office that we have a 100% LEGAL, bulletproof, and PROVEN solution …

K-12 TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIPS run by IDEPENDENT NON-PROFITS!

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ESAs are dead. WHAT WILL 2021 BRING???

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The Court of Appeals in Tennessee upheld a lower court ruling that their ESA program was unconstitutional. 

 What a mess these “paid” advocates are!!!  #FollowTheMoney!!!

WHAT WILL 2021 BRING???:  Well … ESAs are dead.  What ever will the “paid” advocates do?  We don’t know and we don’t care … just so long as they GO AWAY and stop torturing our families and kids in South Carolina.

Legislators get it … TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIPS are the only “right” solution.  We came close in September … but with a 5 to 0 SC Supreme Court ruling … there is no other option … than ours!!!

THE DETAILS of the Case from the SC Supreme Court:  For those of you that want to dig into the details … here it is.  The specific section in the SC Constitution, the full opinion … and the Supreme Courts final conclusion.  Any questions … just ask.

For the full 15 page opinion … click HERE or image below: 

Tired of hearing us say for the past 4 years that all this mess is UNCONSTITUTIONAL???  We are too … and this ruling puts the FINAL NAIL in the coffin of the “paid” advocates Government Run ESA agenda (and maybe even Exceptional SC itself … stay tuned).

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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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