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Palmetto Family: Education Freedom Launch Is Thursday



This Thursday, October 24 is an important day for Education Freedom!

On that day, under the leadership of Palmetto Policy Forum, Palmetto Family will join with a host of other education leaders—homeschool, Christian school, online school, private school and public charter school—to launch a new document on education freedom…and to ask for more!

After decades of lagging behind our sister states in the South, we are doing a little better in South Carolina. Charters are growing. Some bad homeschool legislation was recently killed. Online schooling is working for lots of families…and, when the state budget was signed this summer, the very first school choice program was established for Children with Exceptional Needs!

But there is so much more to do.

Please join us this Thursday for a public launch of Empowering Students, a catalog exploring school options for South Carolina parents, and explaining what other states are doing to take choice to the next level. 

Here are the details:


Upstate Launch
Meeting Street Academy
201 E. Broad Street, Spartanburg
8:30 AM

Midlands Launch
Midlands Middle Academy Charter
1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia
11:15 AM

Lowcountry Launch
Palmetto Scholars Academy Charter
2415 Ave F., North Charleston
2:00 PM

All launch events are free.

Make plans for your family to join us to represent your choice!



Oran P. Smith, PhD


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