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The world of elementary education has changed a lot since Randy Thudin stepped into his first classroom 38 years ago, wearing brown double knit pants, a light brown sports coat with a shirt and tie, along with two-tone brown- and orange-suede shoes.


It was the fall of 1973, and Thudin had been hired to teach sixth grade in Carlton, a job he would do for the next 15 years. He earned $7,300 for his efforts that first year.

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