Funding and Other Disparities Threaten Rural Schools
|February 13, 2016||View for printing|
Many rural school districts face concerns that stem from the current demographic and economic state of rural areas, the lack of technological infrastructure, and the difficulty of hiring and retaining teachers.
Like their urban counterparts, many rural residents face extreme levels of poverty. It is no surprise, then, that rural areas struggled to bounce back from the 2008 recession.
By David Gutierrez
These problems, and many more, are compounded many times in our tribal schools who are getting less and less funding.
Montana could benefit greatly if the state focused more efforts on improving all elements of these schools.
Success would raise the overall ratings for our education systems to an even better economic advantage.
"Without education, the economy can't work." former Montana Senator Pat Williams
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