What ever happened to independent criticial thinking among newspaper columnists? It still can occasionally be found on the op-ed pages of the P&C, but certainly is missing from columnist Brian Hicks's ruminations on the discontent about the proposed new elementary school among residents of Sullivans Island.
Friday's entire column reads as though emailed by Superintendent Nancy McGinley's minions at 75 Calhoun. Hicks seems to swallow even the canard that Sullivans Island taxpayers shirked their duties when the new school was first proposed. Clearly he hasn't attended one of these dog-and-pony shows where McGinley allows the public to breathe minor objections (rarely answered) after all major decisions have been made.
Wrong-headed and stupid. That's Hicks, not the residents of Sullivans Island, who object to McGinley's one-size-fits-all approach to Charleston County schools. This same non-discriminating approach gets us to the child expelled for bringing a butter knife in his lunch. But maybe Hicks believes that's appropriate.