The Post and Courier recently published a groundbreaking investigative series, Minimally Adequate, spotlighting the disparities among South Carolina’s schools and persistent failures to improve students’ readiness for college and the workforce. Minimally Adequate: Fix South Carolina Schools took the conversation statewide with community events in Charleston, Florence, Columbia and Greenville. We are hosting a second Charleston event, to follow-up on progress and continue the conversation.
Each event will explore South Carolina’s educational challenges in depth, bringing together lawmakers, educators, interest groups and business leaders to discuss the repercussions of minimally adequate education, especially the impact on the Palmetto State’s workforce. One in three South Carolina students graduating high school is unprepared for most jobs.
Award-winning reporters from The Post and Courier will moderate a panel of education advocates in each community including Gerrita Postlewait, the Superintendent with the Charleston County School District, Sherrie Snipes-Williams the Chief Executive Officer with Charleston Promise Neighborhood, Tina Wirth, the Senior Vice President of Talent Advancement with the Charleston Chamber of Commerce and Natasha Akery teacher at Military Magnet. This panel will discuss CCSD’s Mission Critical plans and ways that the state education reform bill could impact Charleston schools.
April 1 | 4:30 p.m.
Nursing Building at Trident Technical College in North Charleston
Gerrita Postlewait, Superintendent, Charleston County School District
Sherrie Snipes-Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Charleston Promise Neighborhood
Tina Wirth, Senior Vice President of Talent Advancement, Charleston Chamber of Commerce
Natasha Akery, Teacher at Military Magnet
Previous events in this series:
January 3 | 4:30 p.m.
Trident Technical College in Charleston
January 14 | 4:30 p.m.
Riley Institute at Furman in Greenville.
January 16 | 6 p.m.
Russell House Theater at the University of South Carolina in Columbia
January 28 | 4:30 p.m.
Francis Marion University in Florence
Please only register for this event if you are sure you can attend! We have a limited amount of tickets available.