Small, rural schools around the country are closing. Our guest says that could actually be a good thing.
Last week we started a series on rural schools by looking at Vermont – a state where more than half of public school students are enrolled in rural districts.
A recent law, Act 46, encourages consolidation of smaller school districts there.
Daniel French is the former superintendent of Bennington-Rutland SU and writes about Act 46.
He calls Act 46 a “historic opportunity.”
French joins host Stephen Smith on the podcast to chat about why small school consolidation could be important for Vermont and other states around the country.