Rural America: If you shut down schools, you destroy a town

In states that are mostly rural like Utah, where I’m from, public schools are not only the route to a good education for students in isolated, remote areas; they are the cord that binds residents in tiny towns and hamlets together. Over half our nation’s school districts are in rural areas, where the public schools enroll 12 million students…” Read the rest of Lily’s Blackboard post.