Stealthy Intrusion

  As you probably know, public education is largely left to state and local control, and the Federal government contributes less than 10% of public education funding in our nation.  Nevertheless, that small percentage enables Congress and the Department of Education to exert a powerful influence on American public education.  Private education is also affected […]

High School and College

After finishing the sixth grade at Carolina Beach Elementary School, my next two school years (1941-43) were spent at Winter Park Junior High on the eastern outskirts of Wilmington.  The school was about 15 miles distant from the beach, and a school bus picked us up every weekday morning.  Because of the distance from home […]