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North Carolina and Federal Aid to Education: Public Reaction to the Blair Bill, 1881-1890

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This article examines the debate over federal aid to education in North Carolina, including issues such aid raises in terms of federal-state relations, as well as economic, political and racial issues. Particular emphasis is placed on the Blair Bill and its plan to give funds directly from the treasury to states based on illiteracy rates but required matching funds, public education, and thorough reporting.