Short black and white film about the effects of a changing economy and industrialization. The film explores education - particularly in rural areas - career building and training with more technical demands, and the various challenges and opportunities that come with industry growth and automation in North Carolina. The film features a discussion between community members about consolidating the school systems (Better Schools Committee) to adapt to these industrial and economic changes as well as presentations by educators about the educational challenges and opportunities in North Carolina and debates about the value and role of education in children's lives.