Equalizing Educational Opportunities for Children In Denton County



Equalizing Educational Opportunities for Children In Denton County


In this masters thesis, you will find tables of attendance, school systems, bus systems, and income inequality. Robert Lee Proffer wrote this thesis in 1937, reviewing the education system across all areas. From whites to blacks and urban to rural, all categories are covered within the Denton County system. Through his findings we can imagine what the education system was like for both whites and blacks across all of Denton County. Through tables, data analysis, and maps you can see the differences and similarities in both urban and rural areas. There was 6.6% of the Denton County population who were African American and 93.1% were native whites. However, 70.4% were classified as living in rural areas which is where the most disconnect in education occurs. The biggest differences were made in school districts that were urban and rural, since the rural areas did not have access to as many opportunities and advancements. This is another reason why we believe that African American communities gathered around their church and school for support. Seeing the differences in education can allow us to determine what it was like for students and teachers.




Proffer, Robert Lee. Equalizing educational opportunities for children in Denton county, thesis or dissertation, August 1937; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc798417/: accessed May 4, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .


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