Education: Arkansas Travelers

One morning last week residents of Malvern, Ark. (pop. 5,290) were startled out of their swivel chairs and veranda rockers by the unaccustomed blaring of a sound jeep rolling down Main Street. Right behind came a caravan of 30 bright orange school buses and eight heavily loaded trucks and trailers. Posters plastered on the buses said: Watch Arkansas Climb the Ladder of Education.

Other signs informed Malvernites that the Arkansas Education Caravan had arrived to show them how to have better local schools. A caravan crew of 30 piled from the buses, began filling schoolrooms with up-to-date equipment, setting up shining new...

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