Lawyers for poor, rural school districts said a plan submitted by state lawmakers for repairing South Carolina’s K-12 education system is not a fix, but rather a list of legislative meetings and other details that does nothing to take on the problems that the districts are facing.
According to the Associated Press, the response filed last week by attorneys representing those districts said the legislature is violating the state Supreme Court ruling and they want a new deadline.
Justices in 2014 gave legislators an end-of-session deadline this year for developing a plan to improve schools. In the ruling, justices argued poor, rural students lack the proper educational opportunities.
The districts’ reaction to the report said that two pieces of legislation passed simply call for more analysis. It also said that most of the additional money is distributed statewide which does little to help alleviate the poor districts’ problems.