South Carolina's public schools chief says the state's governor had no legal basis for allowing parents to opt their children out of wearing masks in schools. Education Department officials wrote to districts Wednesday that Gov. Henry McMaster is "inciting hysteria and sowing division" as the school year ends. The governor on Tuesday issued an executive order letting parents opt their children out of wearing masks in public schools, citing widespread coronavirus vaccine access for adults across the state. A spokesman for McMaster did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment on the department's decision.