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“Lame” House Amendment – FAILS!!! On Purpose???

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https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=340596693825818

Well, when it came out on Wednesday September 16th that Rep. Herbkersman was going to submit and Amendment to help “fix” (not so) Exceptional SC … and it was going to include INDEPENDENT NON-PROFITS … we knew the “paid” OPPOSITION would come out strong.

They did just that … postponing the amendment until the last day … until it was too late!!!

Not the Democrat opposition … but the “conservative” Republican / ESA / Palmetto Promise Institute opposition.  You remember … the same people that proposed / supported the DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE taking over the program.  Because it would be “BIGGER.  BETTER.  FASTER.”

The same ones that keep blaming the FAILURES of (not so) Exceptional SC on the tax law changes or COVID-19.  The ones that HIRED (the now FIRED) Chad Connelly!!!

Oh … and the same people pushing the SAFE Grant debacle as well.  The ones willing to do ANYTHING except what is proven to work in EVERY OTHER STATE for 300,000 children each year and for the past 20+ years.  Experimenting with YOUR Children!!!

Well … that is EXACTLY what appears to have happened this week.

Watch the first minute & 1/2 of the video:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=340596693825818


PASSED 100 to 0

And, don’t forget … they LITERALLY WAITED UNTIL THE LAST DAY OF SESSION.  The last two hours before the Senate adjourned for the YEAR.  Watch what they DO … not what they SAY!!!

BUT, WAS THE AMENDMENT EVEN REAL?:  Look at what it included.  Some minor “half” tweaks that would help fundraising … A LITTLE …

But the MAIN CHANGE … bumping up the FEE for the (not so) Exceptional SC Board from 2% to 5%.

NOT for the Kids … but for THEMSELVES!!!

That is the only change the “opposition” was willing to really give.  #FollowTheMoney!!!

HOW DO WE KNOW IT WAS A SET-UP???:  Rep. Herbkersman asked my personal house rep, Jason Elliott (R – Greenville) on Wednesday September 16th to send me a copy of Rep. Herkhersman’s Amendment.

Jason REFUSED!!!!  Probably did not want us getting a copy of something with INDEPENDENT NON-PROFITS INCLUDED.

Plus … look at the date of Jason Elliott’s “Amendment” … he had that one since September 16th as well … but Jason REFUSED to send us a copy of that one either.

Rep. Herbkersan told us HIS amendment would include INDEPENDENT NON-PROFITS … but JASON ELLIOTT’S “Amendment” DID NOT.

Rep. Elliott did not want ALL YOU PARENTS CALLING him … our your legislators all weekend … INSISTING his amendment include INDEPENDENT NON-PROFITS.  So, he HIDE IT.

We even had SC House Reps reach out to us after the 100 to 0 vote … EXCITED WE FINALLY FIXED IT!!!  They too were TOLD … by Rep. Jason Elliott … that the Amendment had “Independent Non-Profits” … but they were LIED TO AS WELL.  They were not happy to find out the truth.

Watch what they DO, not what they SAY.

We reached out via Text to Rep. Jason Elliott for comment.  No Comment!!!

What does it appear Rep. Jason Elliott DID???  He inserted himself in the process … and KILLED THE AMENDMENT!?!?!?  He knows that is how we feel, so if it was not true he would comment.

ESAs people … he LOVES the “paid” advocates / “monied” special interest Government Run ESAs!!!

#FollowTheMoney!!!

Jason Elliott has been wrong for 4 YEARS now … all 4 years he has been in office … and he is still putting $$$ above your children!!!

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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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