Why South Carolina Ranks Last

by Susan Gilcher, MS Ed.

UPDATED: February 21, 2005

[Publisher’s Note: Susan Gilcher published this article over three years ago. She recently wrote to us with this update:

I have a sense of humility when it comes to assessing my own perfection, or lack thereof. Following my departure from Stratford High School in Goose Creek, I experienced a great deal of reflection about what had really taken place down there, and why had my attempts to relocate permanently to that state failed as a result of what seemed to me, to be bizarre circumstances. I wanted to blame myself, and improve myself, but just couldn’t put my finger on anything tangible. Of course I wasn’t perfect, but what had I done that caused me such personal consequences?

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