We hear excuses every day from status quo backers in Columbia as to why South Carolina’s public education system is so atrocious.
It’s poverty, they say. Or racism. Or insufficient funding. Or it’s the fault of parents. Then there’s our favorite excuse – that the ongoing debate over parental choice has “shifted our leaders’ focus away [...]
Despite receiving record amounts of taxpayer funding, South Carolina’s public schools saw their student’s scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) fall for the fourth consecutive year in 2010.
According to the College Board, which administers the SAT, public school students in the Palmetto state scored a composite 1,443 (out of 2,400) on this year’s exam [...]