Smoky Mountain Family Historian

Monday, April 24, 2006

One Room Schoolhouses

LINK - Here's a story about a one-room schoolhouse that's been around since the American Revolution in New Hampshire. I guess I've always romanticized these relics of the past. Education Wonks questions the quality of the education children are receiving at these. Personally, I wonder if the education quality is not better because it is more personalized. There is a 1:18 teacher-student ratio. The community is close-knit and probably keeps better tabs on what is going on at the school. There is likely even more accountability. In this day and age, the teacher is going to have to be aware of all the standards and meet the state-mandated requirements anyway.

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