ERIC Number: EJ623804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Carrots or Sticks: How Do Your State's Policies Impact Small School Districts?
Bass, Gerald R.
Rural Educator, v22 n2 p8-10 Win 2000-2001
Various strategies used by state policymakers to influence small school districts are discussed. Incentives can be used to help small districts survive or encourage them to reorganize or consolidate. Disincentives, or "the stick," can withhold funding from small districts or establish impossible goals, resulting in consolidation while avoiding the appearance that policymakers mandated it. (TD)
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