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Amish School: No Precedent for Shocking Tragedy

October 04, 2006 1 min read
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The killing of five Amish students in Paradise, Pa., has brought increased attention to the Amish community, which shuns the modern-day trappings of everyday life. While Amish children may not be as technologically plugged-in as their student peers outside of the Amish community, they do have many things in common, one of which is school. Mark Dewalt, an author and professor who has studied one-room schoolhouses and Amish education in the U.S. and Canada for two decades, talked with National Public Radio‘s Melissa Block about Amish schoolhouses and how the children are educated.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Around the Web blog.

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