On Feb. 5, The State published a letter to the editorial board from SouthCarolinaCAN Executive Director Bradford Swann, regarding school accountability and report cards for schools and districts:

We all know the saying about the fox guarding the hen house, right? Well, in his column on the Education Oversight Committee and school accountability, Kershaw County Superintendent Frank Morgan sounds a lot like a fox asking for guard duty (“Why is this state agency pushing students into bubble-tests they can’t pass?”).

In 2015, a federal waiver allowed South Carolina to stop issuing comprehensive report cards for schools and districts. Last year, U.S. News & World Report ranked our state dead last in the United States when it comes to the quality of public education. With that lack of accountability and transparency, it’s not difficult to understand why.

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Bradford is SouthCarolinaCAN’s Executive Director. He lives in Greenville with his wife, Ashley, and their two young children, William and Charlotte. He’s bad at spelling, which is why he loves Mark Twain’s quote, “Anyone who can only think of one way to spell a word obviously lacks imagination.”


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