ERIC Number: EJ643777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Why Bigger Isn't Better.
Skandera, Hanna; Sousa, Richard
Hoover Digest: Research and Opinion on Public Policy, n3 Sum 2001
Arguments in favor of school consolidation often focus on increased efficiency and economies of scale. However, as school size increases, parental involvement decreases. Family effects account for 34-105 times as much variation in achievement as school inputs. Consolidation may be economically viable, but distancing parents from schools may have a high cost to America's future--America's children. (TD)
Descriptors: Consolidated Schools, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Influence, Parent Participation, Private Schools, Public Schools, School District Size, School Size
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