Rural public schools worry they will be left behind

Last Updated: February 19, 2017

For rural schools, the emphasis on school choice means little because the closest  schools are impossibly far away.  Rural educators worry that their schools will gain very little from the school-choice model. If anything, it could siphon away critical funding.

Just more than half of Maine's students attend rural schools, according to a upcoming report from the Rural School and Community Trust. In East Millinocket, Maine, post­industrial decline and poverty has amplified the role the rural school plays in the community, even as funding has become more scarce.  

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