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Deschooling Society


Curtis Seltzer


I began reading Deschooling Society over a cheeseburger in Andy's Grill one night in Institute, West Virginia. I had to make an 8:20 colloquium, so I fought against the urge to dawdle and the alluring jingle of the pinballs. Instead of yielding to lethargy or sport, I struck up a conversation with a young, white woman - a second-year Upward Bound student, one of 11 children of a Lincoln County family. Her people live up a hollow; they got in-door plumbing a couple of years ago. Lincoln County is a coal county; the land is wealthy, the people are poor. Poorness is integrated in West Virginia: black and white, young and old, urban and country, men and women, Baptist and backslider.

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