The Education Opportunity Act was passed out of full committee this week with only one Democrat showing up for the meeting. The other seven did not show up in hopes that a quorum would not be present thereby preventing debate on the bill.
School choice bills that have passed in other states generally received bi-partisan support, but not in South Carolina. By not showing up, it appears that the Democrats would rather disengage in support of the status quo than seriously discuss the educational problems in our state.
The bill should be debated in the full House in the next couple of weeks.