Reading about the problems with the 787 Dreamliner’s fuselage constructed in South Carolina (TNT, 2-5) should give pause to all of us. The quality of Boeing planes is now in doubt, at least in my mind.
Truth be told, the South – which was widely touted as having qualified workers – has never been known for supporting public education. Only the plantation owners’ families might be educated – certainly the poor whites and the slaves were not. And with forced integration, many better-off families send their children to private schools.
Which leads me to wonder where we will get …