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Editorial: SC builds better planes and cars. Why donít we build better kids?
The Post and Courier ^ | October 17, 2019 | Editorial staff

Posted on 10/20/2019 9:10:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

It’s hard to keep up with all the studies touting South Carolina as a great place to do business. The latest, from Area Development magazine, ranked South Carolina third-best overall in its 2019 Top States for Doing Business, behind only Georgia and Tennessee.

The magazine based its rankings on states’ objective and subjective scores on a dozen attributes. It found that South Carolina had the nation’s best business incentives and its second-best workforce development programs.

We finished third in shovel-ready sites, cooperative and responsive state government, favorable utility rates, speed of permitting and overall cost of doing business. We had the fourth most favorable regulatory environment and the fifth most competitive labor environment.

Pretty heady stuff.

But it raises the question: If we’re doing such a great job making ourselves a friendly place for businesses to locate and expand, why aren’t we better off?

Clearly, we are landing more than our share of big fish — with Boeing, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and practically every tire maker in the world, we’ve built aerospace and automotive industries pretty much from scratch in a generation. And smaller but still impressive businesses are announcing plans to open and expand here on a weekly basis. These are astonishing achievements.

(Excerpt) Read more at postandcourier.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: economy; education; jobs; southcarolina
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1 posted on 10/20/2019 9:10:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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All of South Carolina’s Congressional delegation are Cheap Labor Express stooges.


2 posted on 10/20/2019 9:16:31 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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Kids are not built, they are raised.

And they are being raised to believe six impossible things before breakfast.

3 posted on 10/20/2019 9:18:26 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (A hero is a hero no matter what medal they give him. Likewise a schmuck is still a schmuck.)
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I didn’t read the whole article or even excerpt I confess...but Boeing’s South Carolina plant is under scrutiny for shoddy manufacturing just saying.

(The head of the plant has resigned and moved on thankfully so hopefully that improves.)


4 posted on 10/20/2019 9:33:23 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Interesting.


5 posted on 10/20/2019 9:53:32 PM PDT by TChad
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Lol. Has the author seen a public school lately? They are psych units, not educational facilities.


6 posted on 10/20/2019 9:54:21 PM PDT by Seruzawa (TANSTAAFL!)
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Gosh, if only humans were nothing more than programmable robots, just think how much better the world would be for people like the author. :/


7 posted on 10/20/2019 10:21:31 PM PDT by TruthBeforeAll
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Building the best kids requires a parent who is actually there, instead of an endless stream of babysitters, nannies, daycare workers, teachers, coaches, etc.

It isn’t like there is any secret about it.

There are just people refusing to do what is needed because they value adult toys, prestige, and early retirement over their children.

In the end, they often wind up in some home and the children who barely know them never visit. They just supply them with nurses, and pastors, and pet therapy...


8 posted on 10/20/2019 10:25:09 PM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptors)
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Because 80% of their blacks don’t marry and have daddies and few are raised by the blood mom either


9 posted on 10/20/2019 10:28:56 PM PDT by wardaddy (I applaud Jim Robinson for his comments on the Southern Monuments decision ...thank you)
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Neither side, libtards or ours, really wants to hear the real reasons why.


10 posted on 10/20/2019 11:40:47 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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And the cat’s in the craddle...


11 posted on 10/21/2019 12:34:49 AM PDT by Jakarta ex-pat
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I’m in South Carolina this week, moving business out.


12 posted on 10/21/2019 12:48:48 AM PDT by Hugh the Scot (I won`t be wronged. I won`t be insulted. I won`t be laid a hand on. - John Bernard Books)
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Public schools/publuc school teachers...


13 posted on 10/21/2019 12:57:56 AM PDT by rrrod
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Lawmakers did act this year to approve the biggest pay raises for teachers in decades,

Pay raises that will be issued across the board, without reference to the employee's effectiveness.

along with money to put more mental health counselors and police in schools,

Evidence of the psych ward/prison environment that makes it nearly impossible for motivated students to learn.

and temporary relief from some standardized tests —

Thereby guaranteeing a lack of accountability all around. "If you don't like the results, stop measuring!"

all designed to stem the growing teacher shortage.

See "psych ward/prison," above. And you can't "stem" a shortage.

In summary, they will be shocked, shocked! in a few years when there is no improvement in student results.

14 posted on 10/21/2019 3:55:03 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Self-esteem has completely obliterated self-respect as a desideratum." ~Theodore Dalrymple)
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More money for public schools is not the answer.

As a refugee from Ct in SC, I can tell you that I read editorials like this 30 years ago. After spending trillions of dollars on public ed, educational achievement in Ct is worse. Teachers got big fat salaries and generous pension and health benefits. The kids and parents got squat. Public school unions bought Democrat politicians to shield and reward them.

The answer is vouchers, school choice and charter schools to serve intact, engaged families.


15 posted on 10/21/2019 4:16:15 AM PDT by DeplorablePaul (s)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
South Carolina Ping   

If you'd like to be on or off the South Carolina ping list, just click Private Reply below and drop me a FReepmail.

16 posted on 10/21/2019 6:26:09 AM PDT by upchuck (Democraps say the President is out of control. They mean the President of out of THEIR control.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The usual leftist whining for more leftist teachers, more leftist indoctrination and more taxpayer money.


17 posted on 10/21/2019 7:06:40 AM PDT by sergeantdave (Teach a man to fish and he'll steal your gear and sell it)
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Because decades of pubic school and college and MSM and social media indoctrination of our youts?


18 posted on 10/21/2019 7:45:26 AM PDT by polymuser (It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. Noel Coward)
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What is Ct?


19 posted on 10/21/2019 8:17:41 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle ( The Great Wall of Trump ---- 100% sealing of the border. Coming soon.)
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Connecticut?


20 posted on 10/21/2019 8:35:13 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Self-esteem has completely obliterated self-respect as a desideratum." ~Theodore Dalrymple)
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