This manuscript examines the current health and vitality of two rural communities with similar beginnings but contrasting present day circumstances. The two towns have existed alongside one another, only 5 miles apart, for well over 100 years. The writer explores a variety of circumstances for each community that appear to have been set in place by a series of events over a span of several decades. The decisions and occurances, and respective outcome,may have become 'tipping points' that impacted, or more so, determined a set of identifiable contemporary outcomes.
"A Tale of Two Towns: The Significance of a School to a Rural Community,"
Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education:
2, Article 1.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.buffalostate.edu/jiae/vol2/iss2/1
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