Open enrollment would help South Carolina’s students

In Politics by Michael Rae

School district and student attendance zone boundaries are geographic barriers that long have divided communities across South Carolina.

All too often, these attendance boundaries reflect the housing redlining of the 1930s, which intentionally segregated communities by race and affluence, and it is past time that we allow students the freedom to find a school district that best fits their unique educational needs.

Thankfully, a proposal that passed from South Carolina’s Senate Committee on Education and is before the full Senate could help weaken the tie between housing and education quality in the state. The legislation would allow families to transfer to schools