Making Democracy Work

Citizen Resources on the Web

Helpful links to internet resources

Public School Finance

LWVCA's position on public school finance

Read LWVSC's Education Finance Act Piece - South Carolina's education finance system is incredibly complicated. The most cynical observers suggest that this is done on purpose to obscure what is really going on. More likely, however, the complexity is a product of a piecemeal cobbling together of the education funding mechanism over time. Regardless of the cause, this paper is an attempt to simplify one of the most complex pieces of the puzzle, the Education Finance Act.

S.C. Department of Education

Local school districts:

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative - a collaborative of educators, families, non-profits, businesses and others who are committed to using community collaboration to increase student success. The group is not specifically devoted to issues of school finance, but their website includes related information such as a Regional Education Report, additional data on education in the tri-county area, and ideas for getting involved

Voting Resources

Public Transportation

Regional Planning

Public Health

October 1, 2013 you can apply for health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace on healthcare.gov. Your best protection against fraud is being informed. Check out these tips to help you protect yourself from fraud.

In March, 2012, the LWVCA held a "Hot Topic" meeting on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare"). Charleston School of Law Professor Mary Kay Schwemmer briefed League members and the public on key points of the Law, just before it went to the Supreme Court for consideration. She was generous enough to share her "powerpoint presentation on the PPACA and How It Will Affect the Consumer."<

S.C. health statistics (S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control)

S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC)

New Morning Foundation

Criminal Justice

S.C. prison statistics (S.C. Department of Corrections)

Criminal justice statistics (U.S. Department of Justice/Office of Justice Statistics)

S.C. First Circuit Solicitor's Office (Dorchester, Calhoun, and Orangeburg Counties)

S.C. Ninth Circuit Solicitor's Office (Berkeley and Charleston Counties)

S.C. Department of Corrections

S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services

Criminal justice positions (League of Women Voters of South Carolina)

Green Buildings

High Performance Schools (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

High Performance Schools Resource Gateway (Center for Architecture and Building Science Research at the New Jersey Institute of Technology)

The Green Schools Initiative

Sustainability Institute

Other Resources of Interest

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