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SCHOOL BUS ON DIRT ROAD

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Wilcox County: When I got to Wilcox County, I knew the one photo that would say rural education would be a bus on a dirt road, but I never dreamed that it would be next to a cotton field. A Wilcox County school bus travels down a dirt road next to rows of cotton in Wilcox County on Thursday, August 16, 2012. A large number of students in Wilcox County live on dirt roads. Georgia has the third largest rural student population in the country, but there is evidence these schools are in a critical state. The state's rural graduation rate is the third lowest in the country, they have trouble recruiting high-quality teachers and the size and lack of technology in schools makes it difficult for students to access high-quality course work. Rural students make up one-third of Georgia's student population, and there is evidence this group growing. Nikon D3, Lens: 200mm, ISO: 250, Shutter Speed: 1/2000, Aperture: f3.2. © 2013 Johnny Crawford
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Wilcox County: When I got to Wilcox County, I knew the one photo that would say rural education would be a bus on a dirt road, but I never dreamed that it would be next to a cotton field.  A Wilcox County school bus travels down a dirt road next to rows of cotton in Wilcox County on Thursday, August 16, 2012.  A large number of students in Wilcox County live on dirt roads.  Georgia has the third largest rural student population in the country, but there is evidence these schools are in a critical state. The state's rural graduation rate is the third lowest in the country, they have trouble recruiting high-quality teachers and the size and lack of technology in schools makes it difficult for students to access high-quality course work. Rural students make up one-third of Georgia's student population, and there is evidence this group growing.  Nikon D3, Lens: 200mm, ISO: 250, Shutter Speed: 1/2000, Aperture: f3.2.  © 2013 Johnny Crawford