Superintendent”Drop Out Jim” Rex knows:
In South Carolina one-size-fits-all government schools, it pays to fail!
Consider this story from the Gaffney Ledger (6/15), based on a Department of Education press release (6/11)
“State Superintendent of Education Jim Rex announced Friday that Amanda Burnette, principal of J.V. Martin Junior High School in Dillon, will head a new statewide initiative to turn around some of South Carolina’s most challenged schools.”
In other words, the principal of a notoriously ineffective public school is now in charge of the statewide effort to turn around all the South Carolina “Dropout Factories“.
Does Burnette’s professional track-record give any clue as to what parents can expect? Continue reading
Posted in SCHOOL WATCH
Tagged Amanda Burnette, At-Risk, Blacksburg Elementary, Danny R. Price, dropout factories, EOC, Failure Czar, J.V. Martin, J.V. Martin Junior High School, Jim Rex, John E Ewing Middle
South Carolina State Superintendent of Education Dr. Jim Rex admits to the existence of “dropout factories,” which he blames for the state’s shameful 55.6% on-time graduation rate.
Video footage was taken of Rex speaking at Education Department orchestrated “Town Hall meeting” at Greenville’s J.L. Mann High School on May 28, 2009.
Despite the shameful dropout rate, Rex is committed to blocking serious reform being push by parents and educators across the state.
Posted in POLICY
Tagged Dr. Jim Rex, drop-out, drop-out factories, dropout factories, dropout rate, Educational Effectiveness, graduation rate, Jim Rex, public schools, School Choice, South Carolina, Superintendent Jim Rex, What "The Voice" is All About