My series on South Carolina’s disparities in education, health care and economic opportunity is to begin Sunday and run every Sunday after for four Sundays at which point I will begin covering the issue of disparity as a beat.
In the series we used census data and numerous other date on health, education and economic opportunity to show that 26 of the state’s 46 counties have generally been left behind in those three categories while the metropolitan and coastal counties have basically caught up with the nation as a whole.
We separated Forgotten and Modern South Carolina by using five different measures, such as poverty level and county health rankings.
The series essentially shows what it is about South Carolina today that perpetuates these deeply rooted disparities. On the last day of the series we offer some possible solutions gleaned from my eight months of research.
If you have any solutions to offer, please send them to me here or on my forgotten South Carolina facebook page – www:facebook.com/forgottensouthcarolina or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org