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We occasionally get dinged around here at FITS for the truth serum we distribute regarding South Carolina’s worst-in-the-nation public school system.

Like when we refer to certain failing public schools as “dropout factories.” Which duh … they are … increasingly so as a matter of fact.

Anyway, last week the man most responsible for perpetuating and preserving this pathetic agreed with us.

“I sometimes – I probably should use this word – but I sometimes call these areas dropout factories,” Rex said at a Department of Education-sponsored Town Hall meeting in Greenville, S.C. last Thursday.

Here’s the video courtesy of our friends over at The Voice:


In addition to the soothing strains of Beethoven’s “Moonlight” Sonata (one of Sic’s favorite pieces to play)  … note the “providing more choice within public education” banner behind him.

Seriously, we’re sure the .001% of South Carolina children who would actually benefit from “public school choice” will really appreciate that.

The rest of the video gets even better, with Rex blaming inadequate facilities, bad teachers, poor curriculum and – our personal favorite – “low expectations” for our schools’ chronic failure.

Like we said … Rex running for governor is a friggin’ gold mine …