Charleston school board crippled by internal debate

The Post and Courier has a piece that shows some of the deeper division's within the Charleston County School Board's nine members.

Read more stories on this subject in our school topic page.I think this excerpt from the article pretty well shows some of those cracks:

Ravenel commended the district for its excellent growth rating on the report card, but said that's not being reflected in the progress of individual schools. He also cited the higher number of schools rated at-risk this year.

"It just makes you want to get down and cry," he said. "They try to spin the situation to make it sound like we've had this great improvement when we haven't. The problems are where they've always been."

Really makes you less hopeful about the future of our schools when this type of stuff is going on.

Go read the whole thing.