A friend in Summerville brought this story from the Summerville Journal Scene to my attention. According to the “Depressing Report,” Dorchester School District Two is seriously in the red and must furlough teachers and administrators as well as increase class sizes and curtail course offerings. Yet the article also states that District Superintendent Joe Pye is pressing for the expedited widening of S.C. 165 near Ashley Ridge High School:

DD2 Superintendent Joe Pye said he’s concerned about the narrow lanes and low shoulder, which could become a problem when Ashley Ridge hosts big football games this fall. More than 10,000 people could travel that road to a game when Summerville and Stratford high schools play there, Pye said.

In case you wondered why education in this state sucks, could there be a better explanation? We would rather cut classes and teachers than raise taxes. We would rather build a road to the football stadium than educate the children in the school building. Read the whole sorry story at http://www.journalscene.com/news/-Depressing-report-