Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Voucher bill passes House committee, 16-8
Assuming that the bill will be "read out" tomorrow, it could be taken up as early as Thursday by the full House of Representatives. With out-of-state billionaires breathing down the necks of moderate House conservatives -- and promising primary opposition for those who stray from the cause -- the outcome may be predictable. We have so few principled statesmen and stateswomen any more.
God help South Carolina and her 700,000 public schoolchildren. If this plan is adopted, we'll spend the next 30 years digging ourselves out of another hole, and we'll leave the rational decision-making to our grandchildren.