Children adjust to consolidation easier than teachers

As important as scholarly research is, sometimes it takes a rap for confirming the obvious. Here’s one such case. A study of school district consolidation in Arkansas says that if you look just at social factors, children have an easier time adjusting to district consolidation than adults.

The Rural Education blog at Education Week summarizes a report from the Journal of Research in Rural Education (PDF) as follows: “Students adjusted better than teachers to the social disruption” of consolidation.

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