In Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, did the children of Great Faith Elementary receive  an education equal to those of Jefferson Davis Elementary? Give 2 examples to prove your point. 

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In the novel Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor, the black children of Great Faith Elementary School do not receive an education equal to the white children of Jefferson Davis Elementary.  One example is the textbooks which the white children have used for seven or eight years before they are given to the black children to use.  The white school, of course, gets the new textbooks with updated information.  Another example is the bus where the white children are bussed to school while the black children are forced to walk in the worst of weather.  The supplies the black children have are almost non-existent compared to the white children. And yet, the black children get the best education possible under the circumstances as Mary, Cassie's mother and the 7th grade teacher, is determined to teach the children all the facts, even the ones not listed in the books. 

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