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When I went to school, Dick and Jane lived in a house with Mother and Father. But today that famous brother and sister (and don't forget Baby Sally) are old enough to have children of their own, and there's a good chance that at least one of the two is a single parent.
Seventy-five years ago, it did not take sophisticated economic data or research studies for farmers to know that communities without schools or with poor schools were less likely to grow than those with good schools. Public schools not only educated children, they supported local economies, and opposition to consolidation often derived as much from financial considerations as educational ones.
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