BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – With teachers protesting in Columbia for education reform, a number of substitutes filled classrooms. One of those was Berkeley County Superintendent Dr. Eddie Ingram.
Dr. Ingram taught history class Wednesday morning at Hanahan High School. During class, they reviewed World War II and students discussed whether the bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima were justified.
There were four teachers out at Hanahan High, but not all of them were out for the rally and some staff members were only needed for a portion of the day at certain schools.
Dr. Ingram also talked to students about his desire to move away from standardized testing and toward skills most students will use later in life.
“I think it’s more important that you’re equipped with how to think and how to solve and work through problems on a day-to-day basis,” he said, “I even talked about dilemmas as a superintendent. Do I do things right; did I do the right thing? Every time we have a weather event do I close school or do I keep them open?”
District officials say they did have enough staff to cover all the teaching positions throughout Berkeley County.