Big $$ in the form of a wealthy NYer's campaign donations to SC state representatives has warped policy about "school choice." This is how political contributions are used to soften/open up a market for charters and other privatizing "ed reforms." South Carolinians, save your public schools from predatory NY businessmen!
NY dollars flow into SC school choice debate – Education – TheState.com
More than half of the S.C. state representatives who voted in favor of a school choice bill that passed the House have received campaign donations from New York businessman and school-choice advocate Howard Rich and his affiliated companies.