Education Vs Civil War

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Today in the United States 14% of adults are illiterate which is a better result than in the South before the Civil War. The Southerners’ wretched attitude towards education during the 1800s contributed to the lagging literacy rate. They also believed that schooling was a private issue and not for public funds to be spent on it, so you would have to go to private school if you wanted schooling. Then for the educational system did not have much public schools because the southern people were not willing to pay taxes for it. Secondly most of the public schools that were managed were in poor condition, these were called “charity houses” and too far away for some children that wanted to attend for an
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