Monthly Archives: February 2012

Funding Private Schools—Here We Go Again

State funding of well-off private school students and homeschoolers is back on the agenda with a South Carolina House subcommittee hearing Wednesday on the latest effort to subsidize private education with public dollars.  The design of the latest proposal will … Continue reading

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Nikki Haley and Charlotte’s Web

In articulating her economic development strategy, Nikki Haley demonstrates that she learned much more from E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web than from the large body of research literature on what works in economic development.  In this children’s story, Wilbur the pig … Continue reading

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Drowning South Carolina Government in a Bath Tub

In pushing for spending caps, Governor Haley and the South Carolina House of Representatives are pushing Grover Norquist talking points, part of a strategy “to shrink government to the size where we can drown it in a bathtub,” rather than … Continue reading

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