Betsy DeVos Visiting The Palmetto State

Visiting S.C.'s "Corridor Of Shame"

Patrick Gentry
February 20, 2019 - 4:12 pm
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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is visiting a South Carolina area known as the ``Corridor of Shame'' due to its underperforming schools.

Officials said Wednesday that DeVos plans to travel on Thursday to struggling schools in Florence County. It's one of several dozen districts along Interstate 95 bestowed the nickname ``Corridor of Shame'' because of their substandard schools.

The visit comes amid ongoing debate on how to improve South Carolina's education system. In his State of the State address last month, Gov. Henry McMaster pledged that ``the words `Corridor of Shame' will be a distant memory.''

Politicians and public officials have made pilgrimages to the area, so named after a 2005 documentary that depicted decrepit conditions.
 

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