History Lecture April 28th

History Lecture April 28th - North Carolina's Unfinished...

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North Carolina's Unfinished Transformation I. Post-WWII Economic Growth A. new prosperity B. GI Bill 1944 “gateway to the middle class” C. National Defense Education Act 1958 D. Elementary and Secondary Education Act 1965 E. Community College system 1957 II. Two North Carolinas A. mechanization of agriculture B. decline of traditional industries C. rural poverty D. low-income employment III. Education for the Future A. school finance inequity B. resegregation Robert D. Potter liberty and justice – what’s the difference? human capital Remarkable Transformation – “An overwhelmingly rural state dependent upon agriculture and low-wage manufacturing, gripped by poverty. ..” Charlotte – 2 nd largest financial center in the U.S. , 3 rd fastest growing metro area in the U.S. Raleigh – fastest growing metro area in the U.S. Research Triangle Park – 36 Ph.D.’s per 1,000 population
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o says something about the prosperity o Per Capita income relative to the U.S. Average – Durham, Raleigh and Charlotte has increased so much…. o Prosperity came from public investment… o GI Bill 1944 gateway to the middle class huge federal intervention in the economy that
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