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September 18, 2013 3:28 PM

Letter | Horry schools Race to the Top effort demeaning to teachers

Needing at least 80 percent of a faculty’s support for Obama’s Race to the Top Initiative, in order for an Horry County school to receive money from a $2.5 million federal grant, the district sent an e-mail to each school about 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 12, which included a 2 ½ minute video pitch from Superintendent Cynthia Elsberry urging support, faculty signature sheets, indicating support and non-support, a form to provide the number of its professional staff members and the number and percentage of those supporting the initiative, and gave a deadline of the end of the day to supply this material

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