With 75% of students non-proficient and public high school drop out rate of 59% (46th in the Nation) the young people of South Carolina find themselves at a serious competitive disadvantage not just for the jobs of the future but those of the present.
Yet South Carolina Govenor Nikki Haley claims she wants to return the State's current budget surplus to taxpayers rather than invest it in South Carolina's suffering schools that will lay off teachers if they fail to get financial relief.
Haley's economic development strategy: money for corporate subsidies and a cheap, non-union labor force
Apparently, Nikki Haley would rather invest in huge corporate subsidies like the $900 million the State gave Boeing in order to lure its new airplane plant to Charleston rather than in South Carolina's children. The conservative formula is an uneducated work force remains a cheap and compliant workforce.
Get the facts: neglect of South Carolina Schools means low wages
Senator Demint and South Carolina Congressman Clyburn clash over money for education
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