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Master of Arts (M.A.)



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The State of California has for some time been con- fronted with the great number of school districts, each an independent political division. In the past, several attempts have been made to enlarge these existing districts through consolidation or unionization, and provisions have been made in the school code whereby districts may consolidate. So far, little progress has been made. California, like many other states, has inherited the Now England tradition of the district school. This is the chief reason why she has to many school districts.





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