Economic crisis impacting rural education

From Newsweek:

Rural schools… are being threatened as the economy forces deep cuts to education. Districts nationwide are preparing to shut down many campuses, and small, isolated schools are vulnerable because they serve fewer students and cost more per pupil to operate than larger schools.

“All over this country, the pressure is on to close rural schools,” said Marty Strange, policy director of the nonprofit Rural School and Community Trust in Arlington, Va. “They are a target in these hard economic times.”

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