District budget cuts target smaller schools

03/14/2009 | MSNBC

As school districts make budget cuts, some are beginning to target small, rural schools with low enrollment, which spend more per student than schools with larger populations. One school being considered for closure is Wooden Valley Elementary School in California, which enrolls 20 students and is one of 335 schools nationwide that has only one teacher, according to 2006 analysis from the National Center for Educational Statistics.

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