Parents, education groups challenge state's new private school vouchers

Posted on AllSides October 28th, 2023
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The South Carolina Department of Education is facing a lawsuit filed Thursday with the state Supreme Court by parents and education advocates challenging the state’s new Education Scholarship Trust Fund voucher program. In the lawsuit, plaintiffs claimed that the fund, which could divert millions of dollars of state funds from public schools to private schools, violated the state constitution because it bars use of “public funds for the direct benefit of private educational institutions.” Those suing the department included the South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, the South Carolina...

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