Fifty Years of Night

December 14, 2013

Unprepared new teachers remain a problem in Kentucky

In 1984, Harry Caudill, the author of Night Comes to the Cumberlands, wrote a letter to Mary and Barry Bingham, then-owners of The Courier-Journal in Louisville, saying the state's teacher-training system was "hopeless." Decades later, some of Caudill's concerns remain valid.

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