Robeson County's Six School Systems

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Kennith R. Prevatt (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Abstract: Certainly all the citizens of Robeson County should be served hen it comes to the matter of education. "No responsibility of a democratic government is more important than the education of its citizens. The fact is confirmed by the North Carolina Constitution, which states: 'Religion, morality, and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools, libraries, and the means of education shall forever be encourage.' The constitution also states: 'The people have a right to the privilege of education, and it is the duty of the State to guard and maintain that right.'" The people of Robeson County should be enlightened to realize their interest. "Governor Nathaniel Alexander in 1806 had given a formula for education in a democracy in these words: 'In a government constituted as ours, where the people are everything, where they are the fountain of all power, it becomes infinitely important that they be sufficiently enlightened to realize their interest and to comprehend the best means of advancing them.'" The people of Robeson County should be able to comprehend the best means of advancing their educational interest. The object of this paper is to assist in comprehending what course of action is best; merger of the school systems (districts), which may or may not include consolidation of school plant facilities; or the "status quo".The following statements will give a base from which to view the pros and cons of school district merger: Merger of school districts will serve the best interest of all in Robeson County. It will, in the educating of Robeson County children, increase efficiency, provide economy, and improve the quality.

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Language: English
Date: 1979
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