Skip to Content

2008: Panel Discussion on SC Education

(l-r) Lorraine DeJong, Molly Mitchell Spearman, Richard Riley, Jo Anne Anderson and Harvey Choplin

American Politics and Policy

What's Money Got To Do With It?
April 8, 2008

Realizing that public education is a fundamentally important issue to the state of South Carolina, and in the hope of building upon the discussion created by the newly released Riley Institute Hewlett study of public education, the Advance Team, a group of student volunteers who assist the Riley Institute staff with the planning and implementation of events, hosted a panel on poverty and public education in South Carolina.

The nonpartisan panel discussion involving some of the top leaders and innovators in South Carolina’s education field, including former Governor and U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley, was moderated by Scott Henderson, associate professor of the Department of Education and took place on April 8, 2008 in Shaw Hall, Younts Conference Center at Furman. To view panel participants and their biographies, click here.

The goal of our panel was to facilitate dialogue and deliberation on how to address the poverty within South Carolina’s educational system, not just on the I-95 corridor, where poverty is prevalent, but also across all of the state. We believe this panel was an important step in raising awareness and effecting change on the issues that currently impact our state’s education system.