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Why Rural Schools Matter
From headlines to documentaries, urban schools are at the center of current debates about education. From these accounts, one would never know that 51 million Americans live in rural communities and depend on their public schools to meet not only educational but also social and economic needs. For many communities, these schools are the ties that bind. Why Rural Schools Ma ...more
Paperback, 246 pages
Published October 30th 2014 by University of North Carolina Press
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I did not expect this sometimes repetitive mostly dry analysis of rural education to make me emotional but as I finished the epilogue I was crying like a baby. Nostalgic for my own high school-now consolidated, I was so grateful for this research and work that I wanted to make copies to distribute to every person I know. I feel motivated by & driven towards action at her words and I also long to know more.
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