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The Case for One-Room School Houses

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Are big schools sucking the life out of our children?

by Annie Holmquist at FEE/Foundation for Economic Education

I’ve been fascinated with the concept of the one-room school ever since I watched television episodes of Little House on the Prairie in my preschool years.

Admittedly, my early fascination stemmed from the romanticism of wanting to be like Laura Ingalls. But as I grew older and that romanticism faded, the interest in one-room schools remained. It eventually spawned a thought that has nagged me since college: could small, one-room schools be a solution to the many educational problems which plague America?

Kickin’ It Old School

This thought was resurrected in my mind by the news that four Montana mothers are seeking to open a one-room school in the fall of 2018. According to The Great Falls Tribune, the mild baby boom spawned by the four women soon led to the realization that their children would be hitting kindergarten – and having to spend two hours a day on the bus in order to reach the school.

The mothers go on to imply that sending their children off to school so far is not only unhealthy, but seems to deprive them of their childhood. It also denies them the opportunity to be a part of a community.

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