For a long time, the South Carolina’s conservative politics has not catered for issues around class welfare and racism. Most people haven’t seen changes made to the public schools and universities despite the promises made to work on the issues facing such institutions. In fact, the political class has not adequately addressed the challenges of the brown and black people who are underserved by the K-12 education.
The legal and political negligence not only affects the schooling system but it has also made its way into different sectors of South Carolina’s economy. In fact, the poverty has invaded the lower states apart from a few coastal regions which are regarded as a tourist destination center. What most people are unaware is that most of south Carolinas public schools are considered successes or failures depending on the community they serve.
The schools that serve black students are considered bad while those dominated by white communities are framed as good. The reason why such a stereotype has existed for a long time is as a result of the political lie that the government is committed to overcoming the negative impacts of social inequality such as classism and racism. It goes without saying that most of the white students are more likely to have quality education compared to their black counterparts who are subjected to the basic coerces and teachers who are aren’t qualified.
The education system is also profoundly flawed especially when it comes to the standardizing tests offered to students. Such tests pave the way for political negligence since they are gender, class, and race biased. For years, South Carolina has spent millions of tax dollars in creating standards for new tests and report cards, but this has continued to demonize the schools that serve poor brown/black children. To achieve equality and fairness in the education sector, South Carolina needs a political goodwill to attend to the scar of racism and poverty within the state.