“…trying to make all schools like our largest ones may be disadvantageous to small schools. The “one best system” of education envisioned by many businessmen and lawmakers may be counterproductive to producing effective small, rural schools. 150 more words
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The United Township High School District and three elementary school districts will discuss consolidation on Monday, November 4, 2014.
The elementary school districts considering consolidation are the East Moline, Colona, and Silvis school districts. 176 more words
……except that it does, almost inevitably. Former Governor Baldacci’s school district consolidation initiative, ” Local Schools Regional Support” (LSRS) was heralded with reassurances that “Schools don’t have to close….” — ad nauseum.
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“A wave of research from around the country shows that consolidation does not improve schools or lead to better academic results. Spending on education does not go down; indeed, budgets often balloon with increased transportation costs and more administrators to run enlarged districts.