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'Corridor of Shame' Highlights School Neglect

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'Corridor of Shame' Highlights School Neglect

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'Corridor of Shame' Highlights School Neglect

'Corridor of Shame' Highlights School Neglect

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With old books, no heat, and rundown buildings, students who attend schools along South Carolina's so-called "corridor of shame" are struggling to get a quality education.

Located on a stretch of Interstate 95, a group of these schools are suing the state for more resources.

Farai Chideya visits J.V. Martin Junior High School in Dillon, S.C., for a closer look at the issues they're facing.

She talks with J.V. Martin principal, Amanda Burnette; district superintendent Ray Rogers; plus Cynthia Thomas and her daughter, Mikeya Murphy, an eighth grader who attends the school.