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Fewer SC kids college-ready

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“Four years of high school down the drain…”

Jim Rex likes to talk about South Carolina’s “high standards” for public education, but test scores are giving parents reason to wonder whether their children are learning the skills they need to go to college and access high-paying jobs.

In addition to having the highest school drop-out rate in the nation,  South Carolina public schools rank among the country’s worst performers on the SAT and ACT.

When SAT scores for South Carolina were released earlier this year, The Voice pointed out that only seven of the 85 school districts across the state had average scores exceeding the national average of 1017. The Voice also pointed out that even the highest achieving districts in South Carolina are still hundreds of points behind similar districts in North Carolina. Continue reading