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By the summer of 1992 I concluded that the effort was taking too much of my time for the possible benefits so I quit harassing all those people and went back to my regular work. I had hoped to improve the whole school system, but I could find very little support for that, at least not in the ways that I thought would be effective. There was support for fund raisers for the kids, for raising taxes, for paying teachers more, for attending meetings, and for a number of similar projects. I could not find support for constructing a set of educational goals and a plan for actually implementing them. Perhaps people were unwilling to put forth the effort needed. Perhaps my goals were not their goals. Perhaps I simply was not a good enough salesman to enlist support.
I also concluded that, even if I had found a way to improve the school system, the process would take a number of years to implement. I had already spent two years just studying it. And by the time any results could be expected, my youngest son would be off in college. Since he probably would not return to Clinton County, there would be no benefit to my family.
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