Never has a little red wagon held so much! The kindergarteners above, as well as others from Forestbrook Elementary School in Myrtle Beach, SC, presented Bud Ferillo, creator of the Corridor Of Shame documentary and leader of the Goodbye Minimally Adequate campaign, with wagons filled with more than 20,000 signatures for the petition on behalf of the State Teachers Forum.
State Teacher of the Year, Jenna Hallman, challenged the district teachers of the year that make up the forum to collect signatures for the petition. The Goodbye Minimally Adequate campaign seeks to change the wording of the SC State Constitution to ensure that, by law, public school students are guaranteed a ‘high quality’ instead of a ‘minimally adequate’ education. Organizations, community members, and others across the state are working dilligently to acquire 1,000,000 signatures for this campaign by November 2010.
Ferillo, a man who is known for speaking out on behalf of the students in neglected schools of South Carolina, was speechless at the sight of this contribution. With the addition of these signatures to the petition, the number of signatures reaches over 50,000. The battle is far from won, though. If you would like to fi nd out more about how you can contribute to the campaign, please visit the campaign website at www.goodbyeminimallyadequate.com, or email PSTA’s representative Tracey Kennedy at