Obama fails to rescue ailing US school

South Carolina school still suffering from lack of funds despite being cited by president in several speeches.

    Soon after Barack Obama was elected president of the US in 2008, he issued official statements citing the major issues facing a specific poverty-stricken school in the state of South Carolina. 

    But years afterwards, the public school, which was built in 1917 in the city of Dillon, continues to fall apart due to a lack of funds and renovation.

    Students and staff say the facilities are becoming more dilapidated and the quality of education is only worsening.

    Patty Culhane reports from Dillon.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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