More than 200 parents, students, and teachers rallied in Columbia, South Carolina yesterday to support school choice.
Lawmakers nationwide need to trust parents and students to choose the education option that is best for them, Public School Options Board Member Colleen Cook said yesterday at the Annual South Carolina Capitol Day.
Cook was joined by more than 200 parents, students, and teachers in Columbia yesterday to rally at the Capitol Steps and present three deserving lawmakers with PSO’s Golden Apple Award. Awards were given to:
- Rep. Shannon Erickson – Starting her career in early childhood education led directly to her public service, according to an interview Rep. Erickson gave to Beaufort Lifestyle. Her experience with unnecessary and “nonsensical” regulations took her into politics to help find solutions. She ran for office in 2007 and has been a strong supporter of school choice since.
- Senator Ross Turner – A small business owner, member of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, and avid reader, Sen. Turner has been a stalwart advocate for school choice in South Carolina.
- Sen. Scott Talley – A “taxpayer hero,” Sen. Talley’s career has been spent focused on fighting wasteful spending and ethics reform. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Sen. Talley has always been a persuasive and persistent advocate for the children of South Carolina.
“These lawmakers trust parents to make the right choices for their children,” Cook said. “It’s an honor to recognize them for all they’ve done for South Carolina families.”