The Question and Answer section for A Lesson Before Dying is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Vivian is against running away because she has two children, and she is not officially divorced their father. Thus, she cannot leave Bayonne until she resolves the matter.
What chapter are you referring to?
Grant Wiggins taught at an all African American school.
From the text:
There were two elementary schools uptown, one Catholic, one public, for whites; and the same back of town for colored.