I dropped into the one-room schoolhouse at the Fryeburg Fair this morning. This got me to wondering about the advantages of a small community of learners. We've all heard about how inefficient they are, about how larger schools provide more opportunities . . . but might there possibly be more ways of looking at a situation than through mere efficiency? Is efficiency the only measure of progress?
Wikipedia: One-Room School
The One-Room Schoolhouse Resource Center
Maine Memory Network: Otisfield Schoolhouses.
One Room Schoolhouses of Minot, Maine
History of Maine Education
Are there any one-room schools still in operation in Maine? If there are, I'll bet they have superb per student bandwidth for the Internet "Global Village."