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Document Number: 1411

Small Schools MS Word - During this century, the size of schools has grown tremendously, particularly in urban areas. The thinking behind large schools was that bigger meant more extracurricular opportunities, a more diverse curriculum and more resources for students as a result of economies of scale. Intuitively, this makes sense; a growing body of research and public opinion, however, indicates this approach is misguided and that, when it comes to school size, smaller is actually better. (Education Commission of the States, September 1999)...
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