Article examines the economic, environmental, social, and political factors involved in the closing of Auberry Elementary School in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Fresno County after the 2010–2011 school year. The closing of the school serves as a window onto the shifting landscape of the relationship between the private sector and the public good not only in Auberry but throughout California and the United States.
Elegy Written in a Country Schoolhouse: School’s out
Howard V. Hendrix is the author of six science fiction novels, three nonfiction books, and many poems and essays. He teaches English at California State University, Fresno, and lives near Shaver Lake, California.
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Howard Hendrix; Elegy Written in a Country Schoolhouse: School’s out. Boom 1 May 2013; 3 (1): 41–49. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.1.41
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