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G-SCHOOLS, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

Filed at 7:29 pm under by dcobranchi

I hadn’t realized the Declaration of Independence had been re-written:

COLUMBIA, S.C. – School choice is fueling the campaigns of several primary challengers to House incumbents. Supporters of Gov. Mark Sanford’s plan to give parents tax credits for private and home schools fault Republicans for the idea’s repeated death on the House floor.

Six-term incumbent Bill Cotty faces a challenge for his seat in suburban northeast Columbia by Sheri Few in the Republican primary because of his outspoken opposition the tax credit plan.

“This is a straight-up vote on, have you given up on public schools? That’s what this election’s about. I am not ashamed to be an outspoken advocate for public education. Our constituents know and agree with me that our state has an obligation to give every child in this state … a chance for life,” said Cotty, a former Richland 2 school board member.

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