Why not use empty shop fronts, vacated homes, and hollowed-out office space for neighborhood charter schools?

We’ve already seen movement in this direction both in the Valley and across the nation. Small-scale improvised spaces can provide great laboratories for diverse educational philosophies and intimate settings for student-centered learning. They also deal a healthy blow to the notion that education should operate as a standardized economy of scale.

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Why not diversify  our schools?

Why Not?

Why not diversify our schools?

By Bob Whitby

The Clark County School District is enormous: 309,000 students as of the 2009-2010 school year, making it the fifth largest in the country; 8,000 square miles of territory, places as far flung as Mesquite and Laughlin; a budget of nearly $2 billion. So in this era of antipathy toward big government, it’s only natural to wonder whether we should break up the district into much smaller parts.



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