School drop-outs in a rural school in the tobacco area of North Carolina

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Hurley S. Shepherd (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Franklin McNutt

Abstract: The state of North Carolina, through its system of public schools, provides certain educational opportunities which, if pursued, may be expected to result in a public-school education for the school child. Many children, however, evidently find that they are lacking in ability to take full advantage of these avenues of learning or they drop out of school as a result of other causes. Clyde A. Erwin, Superintendent of Public Instruction for North Carolina, emphasizes this fact in the following statement: Last year, 1943-1944, there were an average of 59,075 absences for each day the schools operated. ... The reports also show that in addition to these daily absences there were 46,129 pupils who actually stopped school to enter employment or for other reasons.1 Although many children in the cities of North Carolina fail to complete their schooling, the big problem in this respect, no doubt, lies in the rural areas. This would necessarily be true, it seems, since the city child is largely a liability to his parents, while the rural child is a real asset.

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Language: English
Date: 1949
Dropouts $z North Carolina $z Granville County
Dropouts $x Employment $z North Carolina $z Granville County
Granville County (N.C.) $x Education

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