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Why Do You Ask?

From asking questions that require an answer To asking questions that require a conversation.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Proof of the Struggle (in my neck of the woods)

Our local paper (Dalton Daily Citizen) conducts online polls. Just a moment ago, I found the one below.

A bit of context:
  • Dalton is the Carpet Capital of the World. At one time, during the Johnny Carson era (late 1980s), he mentioned on the Tonight Show that Dalton, GA led the nation in three categories 1. Coca Cola consumption (3 shifts in the carpet mills), 2. Millionaires per capita (Carpet Money), and 3. divorce rate (hmmm).
  • In 1995, when I did my student teaching at the Jr. High, the school diversity was close to this: 88% white, 10% black, 2% other (Hispanic/Asian).
  • Today: Our school system is hovering at 68% Hispanic, 26% white, 6% black, 1% other.
Is it any wonder why I feel like a voice crying in the wilderness? I'll update as long as the poll remains.


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