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The reality of educating all Southern children

Educating children in the Deep South has never been as simple as getting them in the classroom and teaching them. There is and has always been a whole lot of real life going on outside of the schoolhouse. Long ago, the realities of farming dictated the school year’s start and end; in Southern states, white children typically started school in September and black children started whenever the harvests were done.  Economies historically based on manual labor – agriculture, manufacturing, and mining – did not yield an urgency about high-quality public… Read more The reality of educating all Southern children