Good grief; enough “forgiving,” already.
Common sense, service on the board of trustees for a now-thriving independent college and a keen sense of reasoning all cause this angry taxpayer to view a $12 million bailout of S.C. State with disgust.
Being a “historically black university” seems to be the only qualifying and redeeming virtue causing the Legislature to broker the most recent resuscitation of a flawed and failed institution.
If and when the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools finds near-continuous reason to keep an institution on probation, and in the absence of promising prospects for its efficient leadership and solvency, it should die a natural death.
It’s government’s responsibility to recognize and effect that regretful necessity. Money thrown at S.C. State should instead be invested in schools and programs that have evidenced requisite leadership, financial stability and quality education across the board.
S.C. State parents and students are unknowingly the biggest losers.