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Gaston County school superintendent Edwin West developed an innovative educational strategy that he named Odyssey. By 1993, Gaston County public school students and staff will be participants in this newest experimental school in the country.
Trading Places, an innovative program sponsored by the Gaston County Schools and Gaston Chamber of Commerce, allows teachers and individuals from the business community to trade places for the day. Teachers learn what skill and education are needed on the job, and business people gain firsthand knowledge of today's schools.
Three school systems within Gaston County were consolidated beginning in 1965. These systems were closed due to lack of funding. The author summarizes the problems with these public schools to address larger problems faced on a state-wide level.