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Petitioning Speaker of the SC House Rep. Bobby Harrell and 27 others

SC Legislature/ Gov. Nikki Haley: Restore School Funding


Restore School Funding

SC uses an infamous phrase to describe the standard of education we will provide to children: "minimally adequate".

State law also includes a school funding formula. For next year, it works out to $2790 per child.

This year's funding was $778 per child BELOW that, even though we had a billion dollar surplus. A school with 700 students is missing over a half-million dollars.

There are several revenue scenarios for this year's budget.  None of them provides an excuse for shorting kids by 27% of what they are promised.

If we can afford to cut taxes in good times, we can afford to fund our schools properly at all times.

We need to restore the biggest education cuts in the US...24.1%.

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This petition was delivered to:
  • Speaker of the SC House
    Rep. Bobby Harrell
  • Senator
    Sen. Mike Fair
  • Senate
    Sen. Ronnie Cromer
  • Senator
    Sen. Tom Davis
  • Senator
    Sen. Paul Campbell
  • Senate Majority Leader
    Sen. Harvey Peeler
  • Senator
    Sen. Mike Fair
  • Senator
    Sen. Larry Grooms
  • Senator
    Sen. Kevin Bryant
  • Senator
    Sen. William O'Dell
  • Senaor
    Sen. Danny Verdin
  • Senator
    Sen. Raymond Cleary
  • Senator
    Sen. Thomas Alexander
  • Representative
    Rep. Mike Anthony
  • Representative
    Rep. Leon Stavrinakis
  • Chairman, House Ways & Means
    Rep. Brian White
  • Representative
    Rep. Kenny Bingham
  • Governor
    Gov. Nikki Haley
  • Senate Minority Leader
    Rep. Nikki Setzler
  • Representative
    Rep. Harry Ott
  • Representative
    Rep. Gilda Cobb Hunter
  • Representative
    Rep. Joe Neal
  • Senator
    Sen. Robert Ford
  • Senator
    Sen. Yancey McGill
  • Chairman, Senate Finance
    Sen. Hugh Leatherman
  • SC Senate Pro Tem
    Sen. John Courson
  • Senator
    Sen. Robert Hayes
  • House Majority Leader
    Rep. Bruce Bannister

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