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“This Ain’t No Fairytale High School”




South Carolina’s Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School is the star of a new docudrama called American High School – which premieres this week on BBC Three.

“This ain’t no fairytale high school,” one O-W student says in the preview .  “This ain’t no fairytale story.  Everything is real here.”

Here’s a link to the network’s preview of the series …

American High School depicts a year in the life of Orangeburg-Wilkinson students under principal Stephen Peters.  The first episode will air this Tuesday (October 18) at 10:00 a.m. EDT on BBC Three.

Will this be a flattering portrayal for the Palmetto State?  We suspect not.

South Carolina’s government-run education system has been a model of failure for decades – and no amount of money has fixed it.  In fact through it all, the fundamental equation has remained consistent: Mo money = mo problems.

Despite massive funding increases, academic advancement in the Palmetto State remains elusive.  Sadly, state leaders – including “Republican” governor Nikki Haley – have proposed more of the same failed “solutions.”

Our guess is this docudrama will display the human cost of their ongoing failure …

(Banner image via BBC3)