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A reminder of educational failure

paul-thomasSouth Carolina has contributed significantly to the 30-plus years of education accountability begun under President Ronald Reagan in the early 1980s, including the high-profile court case over school funding detailed in the documentary Corridor of Shame. PBS has turned the education reform spotlight on Hartsville with a documentary that will again raise questions about the powerful intersection of poverty, race and education while also offering an opportunity for viewers in South Carolina and across the U.S. to evaluate the current commitments to accountability-based reform. Furman education professor Paul Thomas took a closer look at the education situation in an op-ed for The State.

Last updated March 27, 2015
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