The Path to Power - Study Guide Chapters 3 & 4, cont. Summary & Analysis

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LBJ's father Sam stayed in the Hill Country, one of the three siblings left. Sam managed to become a teacher. This sounds humble, but given the circumstances it was far harder than readers might imagine. There were problems with the Texas public schools. Most Texans obtained only a little education, as the young people were truly needed by their parents for farm work. The cost, even of the public schools, were prohibitive to many. Another factor was the ethnic nature of the settlers. Many of these had arrived as foreigners such that, for some students in Texas, the only education available was provided in German. Such factors made it so that not a university in the nation would accept any of the graduates from a Texas pubic school. Sam Johnson had to overcome that just to get his teaching certification. He was able...

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