Report finds that long bus rides mean less involvement in extra-curricular activities for rural school children in consolidated schools
Public education is available to all children across the United States. The quality of that education can vary from state to state and community to community. In rural areas, many differences are apparent.
Yet many rural schools face the same problems: distances between home and school, lack of appropriate state funding, lack of teachers and professional staff with advanced degrees, lack of preschool and early interventions to those needing special services, and poverty among rural students.