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I'm Paul Bowers. I spent eight years as a newspaper reporter in my home state of South Carolina. Now I write this newsletter about education, class struggle, parenting, brutalist architecture, and the American South.

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On struggles, schooling, & raw concrete in the dirty dirty south


Paul Bowers 

raising kids and raising hell. south carolina, usa.