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Short and "to the point" answer: Those numbers are just identifiers for various school district organization plans. The digits refer to the number of years a student spends in each "section" of a schooling system. The general notation is A-B-C, where "A" is the number of years in primary school (elementary school), "B" ...


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Question: What do the numbers on this 1960s anti-integration sign mean? short answer: The numbers 6-3-3 and 5-4-3, adding up to 12 are references to school system organizational plans. Americans attend 12 years of public school stacked in Elementary, Middle, and High school. Public schools are decentralized and their organization reflects local county ...


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The overall meaning of the sign is not certain, but it is probably not a direct reference to racial integration. What is clear is that "6-3-3" is a common term for the structure of 6 levels of elementary education, followed by 3 levels of junior high and 3 levels of senior high. I see no other possible way to interpret this. It is very likely that ...


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