Ants, Rubber Tree Plants, and High Hopes

Just what makes that little old ant Think he’ll move that rubber tree plant Anyone knows an ant…can’t Move a rubber tree plant But he’s got high hopes, he’s got high hopes He’s got high, apple pie, in the sky, hope So anytime you’re feelin’ low Instead of lettin’ go Just remember that ant Ooops […]

Race to the Top Funding Update

South Carolina Superintendent of Schools, Mick Zais announced last week that South Carolina would not be among those states competing for the third round of federal Race to the Top grants, despite being a second round finalist. South Carolina would have been able to compete for anywhere from $10-$50 million of a $200 million pool […]

Misplaced Priorities?

In a recently issued report called “Misplaced Priorities: Over Incarcerate, Under Educate”, the NAACP tracks the steady shift of funds away from education and toward the criminal justice system.  Here a just a few items of interest from the report: Over the last two decades, as the criminal justice system came to assume a larger proportion […]