Testimony: How to Reform South Carolina’s School Finance System
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Testimony: How to Reform South Carolina’s School Finance System

South Carolina can make school finance reforms that streamline funding, improve transparency and flexibility, and equalize local dollars. 

In testimony before the South Carolina State Senate Education Funding Reform Study Committee, Aaron Garth Smith:

1) Highlights the key shortcomings of South Carolina’s current school finance formula;

2) Provides a case study of California’s Local Control Funding Formula as a model for reform that could work in South Carolina;

3) And reviews opportunities for South Carolina to make school finance reforms that streamline funding, improve transparency and flexibility, and equalize local dollars.

Testimony: How to Reform South Carolina’s School Finance System

Aaron Garth Smith is the director of education reform at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets.