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I read that a bookkeeping change at the Department of Education would cut off financing to rural schools. 800 schools will lose thousands in Federal dollars. Why would we do that?
The people that will bear the brunt of this are people barely keeping their heads above water. They can’t afford to live in an area where their children can go to school. It isn’t like we have a wonderful transportation system where their kids can hop on the train and commute to a school.
Shame on any of us who support this kind of legislation. Talk about supporting a bigger divide. Fred was telling me about Out School, a USV portfolio company that he happened to write about yesterday. A site where teachers are teaching classes for not that much. An elementary, junior high school and high school all rolled up with multiple curriculums, online vs in a brick and mortar facility. It changes the game.
Obviously this particular Government could not give a shit about education for anyone without money. Out School could be the educators for a cost that those rural areas can afford. The social piece is obviously not the same but everyone should be educated period through twelfth grade, particularly the stragglers.
Isn’t education for all what America used to believe?