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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Guest Column: A Rose among all the thorns

“Let us sit upon the ground and tell sad stories about the deaths of kings...”

– Shakespeare

Having just finished what seems Mississippi’s destined to be annual war over public education and its funding (with education losing yet again), and apparently without any scheduled attempt to address the subject anew in the looming legislative session, it occurs to me that one factor in this unbalanced equation which I touched on many years ago might bear mentioning again.

The problem with education in Mississippi--indeed, in the whole country--is that they are not making any more Rose Schercks.  Well, that and the fact that there are not enough homes with mommas and dads in them who under threats of beatings make their kids pay attention to the folks who are trying to teach them something or another.

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