Cindi Ross Scoppe

January 15, 2014 12:00 AM

Scoppe: Is Nikki Haley school-funding equity’s new champion?

Gov. Nikki Haley’s proposal to direct more state funding to educating poor students is important not because it’s a new idea; it’s not a new idea. It’s important because the governor is making it. It’s important because the governor who belongs to the ruling party of our state has just taken the Holy Grail of school equity and made it her priority.

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    More than 20 years after poor, rural schools sued the state for more support, little has been done to ensure that children in different zip codes have access to the same quality education. As the economy has recovered, legislators have given all K-12 scho