10/27 NEWSBREAK: Teachers' advocates challenge private school vouchers

Posted on AllSides October 27th, 2023
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South Carolina teacher advocates and parents filed a challenge Thursday to a new Republican-backed law allowing taxpayer dollars to help families pay for private schools. The groups, which include the S.C. Education Association and state chapter of the NAACP, claim the new law violates several sections of the state constitution, including the constitutional prohibition on public dollars funding private schools. The lawsuit argues the Education Scholarship Trust Fund voucher program will deprive the state’s already underperforming public school system of millions of dollars in funding while empowering private institutions that...

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