Rural districts are an often-overlooked part of the complex American education system, even though 9.3 million students — or 1 in 5 nationally — attend a rural school. These districts are typically disregarded because of their small populations compared with larger single districts in more urban areas. In terms of funding, national and state legislation tends to be more directly applied to the larger districts in an attempt to effect the most positive change for as many students as possible. However, when considered as a group, rural districts encompass a large number of students nationwide.
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Source: Edutopia, June 8, 2021.