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COLUMBIA, SC – Americans for Prosperity-South Carolina (AFP-SC) today announced support for HB 3589, a bill that would give school districts the option to implement schools of innovation that provide more flexible ways to educate South Carolina students. Schools of innovation are private-public partnerships with public school districts and private companies funding and operating the schools.
AFP believes every student deserves access to the education that meets their needs. This bill helps get South Carolina students and families closer to this end by increasing the amount of education experiences that fit students’ unique talents and abilities.
AFP-SC State Director Andrew Yates issued the following statement:
“For too long, we’ve forced children and families into a one-size fits all system that dictates a student’s educational experience based off where they live. The pandemic has demonstrated the need for families and students to access a broad range of options beyond their assigned traditional public school.
“This bill addresses the need to re-evaluate our student’s educational experiences and takes a huge step toward increasing educational opportunity for every South Carolina student. We thank Representative Merita Allison and Speaker Jay Lucas for introducing this bill and urge legislators to support this bill that will ensure more South Carolina students can access an education that works for them.”