school choice journal statement

“We were unable today, on the last day of session, to compel a vote on providing tax credits to parents who wish to choose the appropriate educational setting for their children. We have watched this year, and for many years, this General Assembly pass out tax credits for everything from solar panels to restricting development on your own property. … The General Assembly routinely and adamantly refuses, however, to allow parents to keep their own money to help their own children. The insult that the General Assembly adds to the injury, however, comes in the shim sham that we see every time we try even to get a vote on the issue. … We are proud to vote for school choice. We are not ashamed to support the issue. We will continue to fight for parents and their children who simply want a better education. Next year, we will have a vote.”
State Sen. Larry Grooms, R-Berkeley, reading a school choice statement on the Senate floor Thursday that was co-signed by Sens. Kevin Bryant, R-Anderson; Lee Bright, R-Spartanburg; Tom Davis, R-Beaufort; Mike Rose, R-Dorchester; Phillip Shoopman, R-Greenville; and Danny Verdin, R-Laurens

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