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  •  We dealt with this in rural Indiana. (2+ / 0-)
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    elfling, BobboSphere

    Rural in this case means "lily-white".  The high schools that served small towns were closed and consolidated into behemoths that served large swaths of land.  Such consolidations did lead to better course offerings for students and wider fields of study.  Losing the schools, unfortunately, caused these little communities to lose their focus.  Tiny businesses that relied on the purchases of teachers and students lost their customers, and closed.  

    Now the norm is to have a large school building in the middle of cornfields, miles from most of the towns that are served.  In some cases, one town's school became the consolidated school while another town's school got closed, a sure way to rub people wrong.

    "Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage." -- Lucille Ball

    by Yamaneko2 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 02:23:38 PM PST

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