RELEASE – Michael Bennet to Continue Conversation on Education and Inequality on Tuesday in South Carolina’s “Corridor of Shame”

DENVER — Michael Bennet will visit South Carolina’s “Corridor of Shame” on Tuesday  — a stretch of poor, rural school districts along I-95 — to discuss segregation, improving access to quality education, and what the next president can do to combat the fact that “equal is not equal” for far too many kids nationwide.

Bennet’s trip will include meeting with parents and local leaders in Clarendon County — home to two pivotal segregation cases: Briggs v. Elliott, one of five cases combined to form Brown v. Board of Education, and Abbeville v. South Carolina, a case in which 39 rural, high-poverty districts joined together to challenge whether the state had failed to provide “minimally adequate” public education in those areas.

Bennet, the former superintendent of the Denver Public Schools, spoke forcefully during Wednesday night’s debate about the undeniable link between the failures of our education system and the pervasive inequality in this country.

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Tuesday, August 6

Education Roundtable

Time: 10:30AM

Location: Clarendon School District Community Resource Center, 1154 4th Street, Summerton, SC

Conversation with Local Leaders

Time: 12:00PM

Location: JK’s House of Ribs, 151 Durant Street, Manning, SC

Note: This meeting is pen-and-pad only. No cameras will be allowed.


Manning Meet and Greet

Time: 1:00PM

Location: JK’s House of Ribs, 151 Durant Street, Manning, SC


Georgetown County Democratic Party Meet and Greet

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: 149 King Street, Georgetown, SC