The last is yet to be heard on this education challenge.
Education reform in South Carolina—just like the rest of the U.S.—suffers from a tragic lack of imagination: SC has changed the standards and high-stakes tests during thirty years of accountability about seven times, but the outcomes continue to be disappointing.
This proves that even in the South we are immune to our own cleverness: You can weigh a pig, but it won’t make the pig fatter.
The education reform version of that is that you can keep changing the tests, but the scores are going to tell you the same thing.
Deanna Pan, as a consequence, offers this “sky is falling” of the moment about public schools in SC, Only 14 percent of S.C. graduates are ready for college, according to ACT :
Results on the ACT college entrance exam show recent South Carolina high school graduates are woefully unprepared for college, despite their ambitions for postsecondary education.
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