After a divisive two years as superintendent of schools in Sumter, South Carolina, Randolph Bynum resigned.

The community expressed relief. At a meeting Monday night, more than 800 people showed up to express opposition to Bynum.

More than 150 teachers left the district during his brief tenure.

What do they teach at the unaccredited Broad Superintendents Academy? How to run a top-down organization that alienates teachers and parents? Apparently teamwork and collaboration are not part of the curriculum.

The story says:

“Luther Barnett, president of the Sumter Schools Education Association and a former English teacher at Sumter High School, said he’s relieved Bynum turned in his resignation letter.

“No, I’ve never seen anything like this in 17 years,” Barnett said. “I’ve been in Sumter for 17 years.”

He’s said it has been difficult to watch many teachers walk out the door.

“It’s been heartbreaking,” Barnett said.