Great Depression Affected The Education System

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Like other aspects of life in the United States, the Great Depression had affected the education system in a negative way. Schools (secondary education) across the nation closed, because of a lack of money. To make matters more worse, post-secondary educational attainment was low. Meaning that less people were going to college.

There was of course a difference among genders, as more males were educated than females. Males also stayed in secondary education longer than females, since the probability of getting a job was slim.
Despite those difficult times, there were signs of hope. For example, North Carolina did not forsake the education for its children or youth, as not a single school in the state shut down due to the Great Depression.
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