Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science



Major Professor

Truman M. Pierce

Committee Members

Cylde H. Wilson, Robert S. Fleming


(From the Introduction)

Equalization of educational opportunity was an ideal expressed by the founders of our nation. It is a principle that is fundamental in American education--a principle based upon the assumption that our democracy is best served by extending to all children an equal minimum opportunity to attend schools staffed with the best qualified teachers available. A denial of this principle is to defeat the basic purposes of American education as they were expressed by its founders and a they have been developed to meet the needs of our modern society.

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