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A college degree is increasingly essential if citizens are to reap the benefits of the Souths new and still developing knowledge-driven economy. Higher education is the gateway to better jobs and the higher standard of living that goes with them.
Miles To Go (1998)

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SEF's Place in History
 
Click to view the full article (PDF) Released on the eve of a new century, this essay from the 1999 SEF Annual Report reviews SEF's programs, role, and work during the prior two centuries. The essay starts with the founding of the Peabody Education Fund in 1867 and chronicles SEF's programs and strategies over the decades in the context of the times. It is the history of an organization always ready, as Jeanes teachers once declared, to do the "next needed thing" --- to improve education for all.
 
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