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GLIMPSES: Hindsight often blinding, too

By MARK BANKER

Residents of Roane County in 2017 who face the challenge of funding a public-school system for our posterity without bankrupting ourselves should be mindful of an old proverb: “The nearer the past, the more uncertain its lessons.”

While we have a long past to learn from, many of us personally experienced the history most relevant to our current school debate. I, for example, attended public schools in Kingston from 1957-69.

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