A proposed measure in South Carolina that would offer tax credit funded scholarships to children from working class families to send their children to private schools moved out of a Senate subcommittee yesterday. It now goes to the Senate Finance Committee for further debate and evaluation.
The bill mirrors similar programs already operating in Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Arizona.
Kathy Lord, a former public school teacher who homeschools her children shared her thoughts on the measure. “Even the so-called best public or private school may not be the best match for each student seated in it,” said Lord. “Parents are the best ones to make that call, and this program lets them keep a tiny portion of their own [tax] money to do just that.”
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