The Charleston County School District (CCSD) strikes again. It began by not being able to account for $18 million last year, and now we find they spent $12 million (out of $24 million) on a failed program.
Of the $12 million (for teacher incentives), 95 percent went to administrators and teacher coaches. Only 5 percent went to teachers. And teacher retention rates actually dropped at the test schools.
The explanation by school board chairwoman Cindy Bohn Coats is gibberish: They ended the program because it wasn’t “a big enough success.”
How about calling it what it is — a failure? The CCSD itself seems to be a failure as well — if 95 percent of the monies in a program go to administrators and not teachers or schools or students.
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