An award–winning documentary on the disturbing conditions and extraordinary struggles of South Carolina's rural schools
Corridor of Shame is a fifty-eight-minute documentary that takes a revealing look inside the decaying rural schools of South Carolina, exposing crumbling and inadequate facilities that are not only unacceptable but truly disturbing. Struggling with the effects of reduced funding from the State of South Carolina in recent years and declining support from local governments caused by factory closings and diminishing tax bases, these schools are hard-pressed to provide a minimally adequate education for their students.
Bud Ferillo tells moving stories of parents, teachers, and administrators and of their extraordinary efforts to seek funding for improved education for the school districts along the I-95 corridor. Supported by many of South Carolina's leading foundations and community leaders, Corridor of Shame tracks the evidence presented on behalf of eight school districts in Abbeville County School District v. The State of South Carolina, brought before the South Carolina Supreme Court in 2008. A ruling is still pending in 2013.
is the communications specialist for the University of South Carolina Children's Law Center and is the founder and president of Ferillo & Associates, Inc.