This column is about a teacher, a family and a state, and one simple but powerful idea – expectations.
First the teacher. In 1804, in the S.C. backwoods of what is now McCormick County, at a crossroads called Willington, four Presbyterian men decided that the community needed a church and a school.
Presbyterians (then and now) place a high value on learning. Church rules require that ministers be “educated and trained,” and thus many Presbyterian ministers also taught school.