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A Billion Dollars Later, S.C. SAT Scores Still Suck August 28, 2007

Posted by fitsnews in SC Politics.

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FITSNews – August 28, 2007 – After legislators pumped another billion dollars into South Carolina’s public schools over the last four years (much of it on SAT preparation), our state’s SAT scores are still on the decline. This year, South Carolina was ranked 49th in the nation – marking like the 1,000th consecutive year we’ve ranked either last or next-to-last in this critical measure of academic readiness. Of course if you ask S.C. Superintendent of Education Jim Rex, the solution is (surprise!) more money and more government programs:

As an incentive to get more students to take the courses recommended by the two exams, Rex suggested the possibility of having the state pay SAT and ACT testing fees for those students.

Uhhh … dude, we just gave you idiots another billion dollars. WTF?

We love it how every year when South Carolina’s graduation rates and SAT scores come out, it immediately turns into a massive “b*tch-fest” about all the additional money we should be pouring into our failed educational monopoly. And every year we cough up the cash, only to come back a year later to hear the same damn excuses all over again.

Nothing ever changes, of course, it just gets more expensive.

Seriously, these State Department morons might as well be purchasing gang indoctrination manuals and Burger King employee uniforms with our tax dollars, because that’s exactly what they’re “preparing” our kids for.



1. Idiot - August 28, 2007

All we need is more new programs from the education department. Really, we are just 3 or 4 new programs away from real success. Really.

2. Mr. Roboto - August 29, 2007

I thought we tested everyone. I looked at the numbers and we only test a portion of the students in our state. What a joke. We need more money to go to test prep. The tests are important. We need $2 billion now. If we only had the money.

Where do we rank nationally in Football. Take all of our football teams nationwide and rank them by state. 1 through 50. Do you think we would be 49th? I doubt it.

3. Mr. Business - August 29, 2007

Wouldn’t it be easier to pay someone to just take the tests? Illegal you say? We could just have Jim Rex propose we change that law.

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