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No fundraising update – schools shutting down, students pulling out of schools, Chad Connelly goes skiing!

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Where is (not so) Exceptional SC??? Children are suffering, Chad Connelly goes skiing …

The Waldo cartoon above might actually be funny if we were not talking about your child’s education, their future, their hope … and YOUR finances.  Has anyone heard anything from Exceptional SC???  2019 fundraising has ended as of 12/31/2019 … and NO UPDATES!!!  We have watched this for years … and we are only amazed they can do WORSE than they did before.  Speechless … simply speechless … this is governmental malpractice.

So where is (not so) Exceptional SC???

Schools are shutting down, we are receiving reports that field trips are getting cancelled, children are being pulled out of school midyear, parents working two jobs and getting their credit cards charged up to pay tuition bills … yet instead of spending the last week of 2019 raising as much in the “end of year” donations as possible we found #FireChadConnelly having a carefree time skiing in West Virginia. Or was he looking for donors at the top of the mountain???

That really was “a great way to cap off the decade” … right? Well, not for parents and schools!!! Maybe if #FireChadConnelly did what he gets paid to do, some of our families would be able to take a little break from worrying about how to pay school tuition and go on little a vacation too!

All we can suggest is to CALL YOUR LEGISLATOR … explain the utter incompetency going on … and ask them to return the program to the independent nonprofits like it is done in EVERY OTHER STATE IN THE NATION (and to FULLY FUND the program)!!!  Senator Tom Davis‘ bill S 131 would have fixed ALL of this!!! 

Will Exceptional SC support the bill to fix this mess? 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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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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