South Carolina’s scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) were released earlier this week and as usual the news was not good …
Students at government-run schools in the Palmetto State continue to lag well behind their peers – trailing the national average by 17 points in critical reading, 30 points in math and 28 points in writing. The sad part? These numbers look positively sterling compared to the SAT performance of South Carolina’s black student population – which is almost exclusively housed in failing or below average government-run school districts (ed by corrupt black leaders, in many cases).
According to the latest SAT data, black students in South Carolina scored a 408 in critical reading (71 points below the state’s mean score), 418 in math (66 points below the state’s mean score) and 384 in writing (76 points below the state’s mean score).
Yeah … OUCH.
Ready for the irony? Black leaders in the S.C. General Assembly are the ones fighting aggressively to keep lower-income South Carolina school children trapped in the schools producing these abysmal results.
Not only did black leaders oppose universal choice legislation (helping kill it by one vote in the S.C. House of Representatives in 2012), they fought against the adoption of small-scale special needs scholarships.
In fact they are still fighting against those scholarships … which were approved as part of the FY 2012-13 state budget.
Black school children are being left behind in South Carolina government-run schools by the tens of thousands. And black leaders are doing absolutely nothing about it.
It’s time for that to change …