I don’t get political very often, but our governor’s recent comments threats to small schools had me steaming.
“Well, I am uttering the word ‘consolidation’,” Gregoire said Wednesday. “I don’t get it. I don’t get why we have 50 (schools) that have less than 150 students.”
Maybe there’s a reason Christine Gregiore didn’t do well in rural areas. Small schools are an integral part of the rural community. As a teacher in a very small school district I can tell you exactly why small schools exist – because their community wants them to.