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Phillip Tutor: Anniston’s schools, race and deannexation

Read Across America

Anniston school board member Joan Frazier reads to students in 2017 during the National Education Association's Read Across America day at Cobb Elementary School in Anniston. 

Joan Frazier has a story to tell. A journey, she calls it.

She’s a career educator, a former superintendent of Anniston City Schools, now an elected member of the city’s Board of Education and a dogged defender of its public schools.   

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