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Supporters

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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Letter to
Speaker of the SC House Rep. Bobby Harrell
Senator Sen. Mike Fair
Senate Sen. Ronnie Cromer
and 25 others
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
Restore Base-Student Cost for Education 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 for businesses year after year, we can afford to fund our schools properly.

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