From its inception a decade ago (yes, it’s been that long), this website has argued strenuously on behalf of expanded parental choice in the Palmetto State – and across the nation, for that  matter.

Unfortunately, these arguments have been categorically dismissed by South Carolina’s elected officials.  Rather than empowering parents and engaging the power of the marketplace, these “leaders” have chosen to pump billions of dollars into a demonstrably failed government-run school system – with predictable results (and predictable consequences).

The refrain of these politicians is that school choice programs “siphon taxpayer money from traditional public schools” (to borrow the language of a recent editorial published by The Wall Street Journal).

“That’s rarely true because choice schools typically spend less per child,” the editorial pointed out. That’s true.  But there’s another benefit – one addressed in a landmark new study out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Keep reading here.