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Why Rural Schools Matter

Mara Casey Tieken


From headlines to documentaries, urban schools are at the center of current education debates. But from these accounts, one would never know that 56 million Americans live in rural communities and depend on their rural public schools to meet their educational and, often, their economic and social needs. This book shares the untold narratives of rural education. Drawing upon extensive ethnographic research in two rural Southern towns, the book exposes the complicated ways in which schools shape the racial dynamics of their towns and nurture the communities that surround them. It argues that cur ... More

Keywords: urban schools, education, rural communities, Southern towns, education policies, rural America, social inequality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781469618487
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618487.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mara Casey Tieken, author
Bates College