Not that long ago, schools weren’t just another aspect of a community.
They were the center of it.
Local schools existed not only as places of learning: They also served as polling places, social hubs, meeting halls, and safe spots to rally in times of emergency.
The average school anchored a town and its residents. Everyone knew it as an indispensable resource, a vital part of day-to-day living. The things that happened at the local schoolhouse reflected the heart of its community.
Changes to our overall culture, family dynamics, everyday lifestyles, and learning itself have put schools in the backseat from an influence perspective.