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An inconvenient truth:
"No matter how sophisticated or how inventive these 'alternatives within the system' may contrive to be, they nonetheless must continue to provide, within a single package: custodial functions, indoctrinational functions, credentialing, labeling and grading services, along with more purely educational functions such as skill-training." Kozol
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This aligns well with my own thinking. Small schools are less likely to loose sight of their purpose and less more likely to look upon the students they actually serve.