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Charlotte parent on sending son to failing school, importance of integration

About the author

Pamela Grundy is a Charlotte historian and author of the forthcoming Color and Character: West Charlotte High and the American Struggle over Educational Equality (UNC Press, September 2017). She and her husband, Peter Wong, sent their son to Shamrock Gardens Elementary from 2006 to 2012. A chronicle of her family’s time at Shamrock can be found in her “Seen from the ‘Rock” blog. More about Shamrock’s extensive school garden programs can be found here.

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