Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Lee Jones, Arndt Stickles, Finley Grise

Degree Program

School of Teacher Education

Degree Type

Master of Arts


The purpose of this thesis is to make a scientific study of education in Clay County.

A. To clear up some of the false sensational stories and ideas of the so-called mountains and mountaineers.

B. To study the school system of Clay County.

a. Teachers.

1. Experience, pay and load.

b. Finance.

1. Sources of revenue.

2. Expenditures

c. Buildings and equipment

d. Enrollment, census and attendance

e. Efficiency of one-teacher schools compared with the efficiency of four or more teacher schools.

C. To secure a basis for recommendations in the interest of better education in Clay County.


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