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Why Rural Schools Matter$
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Mara Casey Tieken

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781469618487

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618487.001.0001

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The Possibility of Public Education

The Possibility of Public Education

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(p.176) Chapter Nine The Possibility of Public Education
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Why Rural Schools Matter
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Mara Casey Tieken

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618487.003.0009

This chapter discusses the various policies and educational reforms that have unsettled rural communities in Arkansas. It focuses on Senator Jim Argue's view regarding district consolidation and his argument that investment in schools should be about students and not the community. Another policy arises out of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) which requires schools to test students' proficiency and report back their scores. If schools fail to make adequate yearly progress, they are subjected to harsh sanctions, such as school closure.

Keywords:   rural communities, Arkansas, Senator Jim Argue, No Child Left Behind Act, NCLB

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