“We are debt driven as a society. This is what caused the financial crisis in the first place. Elected people in the same party as Jim Rex stood in the way for decades to keep government oversite over two of their major $$$ contributors from happening. As a result, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae ended up in trouble but not before contributing large amounts of money to Democrats. Now Mr. Rex writes this type of dishonesty.
I know of a school district in another state who's AYP reached 100% one year ago! They spent (by formula) $7300 per student per year and we are spending about $7000 per year per student. So, why do we have a 50% drop-out rate?
The SC Department of Education needs to stop using children to make a living and start educating our children. We need to properly use the monies we have. Robbing Peter to pay Paul isn't the answer. Our schools do not use "cost justification" for spending. It's just bad business methods.
When schools would rather throw a kid out instead of working to educate them...why should they get more money? Children have the right to an education. Throwing money at the problem won't solve SCs educational problems. Protecting the children instead of the schools will start to solve SC's educational problems.
We won't get out of it with more money but with wise leadership that stands up to greed with wisdom. That is the leadership of Mr. Sanford.”