h.3241 charter schools

​H. 3241 was placed in special order Tuesday. This is the Charter School Bill. I firmly believe that parents are the primary educators of their children, and government should help, not hinder, parents from fulfilling their role. Unfortunately, most parents do not have the ability to make the most important decision regarding their child’s education—the decision of where their child attends school.
​ I am committed to working in the S.C. Senate to give parents more education options, including the ability to decide whether their child attends a public, public charter, private or home school. On Tuesday, February 21, 2012, I voted in favor of setting H.3241 as Special Order on the Senate Calendar.
This legislation removes many barriers currently in place and it makes it easier to create a charter school.