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South Carolina residents are staunchly opposed to paying for students to attend private schools. A new survey of 400 South Carolina adults shows significant opposition to a proposal spending taxpayer money on tuition for private schools. Instead, it suggests residents believe increasing parental involvement, improving teacher training, and reducing class sizes will go much further than vouchers to improve the quality of education in the state.

The entire memo and South Carolina Education Association (SCEA) press release may be found here.

Key Findings

  • Residents are opposed to school vouchers.
  • South Carolinians see a better way to improve schools.
  • South Carolina residents are unhappy with the state's direction and want the governor and legislature to be focused on creating jobs and improving schools.


Greenberg Quinlan Rosner conducted a survey of 400 South Carolina adults from March 1-8, 2011 on behalf of theSouth Carolina Education Association. The interviews were conducted by professional dialers and the survey carries a margin of error of +/-4.9 percent at the 95 percent confidence level.

Sources: Michael Bocian and Philip Zakahi

Client: SCEA (South Carolina Education Association)