Rural Schools More than a third of the nation's children attend schools in rural areas or small towns. According to a new report, many of those schools are in a financial crunch. In the age of the "No Child Left Behind" act, what do rural schools need to survive? Guest host Lynn Neary talks about the challenges facing rural schools in America.

Guests:

William Mathis
*Superintendent of the Rutland Northeast Supervisory school district in Vermont

Rachel Tompkins
*President of the Rural School and Community Trust

Eugene Hickok
*Undersecretary, U.S. Department of Education

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More than a third of the nation's children attend schools in rural areas or small towns. According to a new report, many of those schools are in a financial crunch. In the age of the "No Child Left Behind" act, what do rural schools need to survive? Guest host Lynn Neary talks about the challenges facing rural schools in America.

Guests:

William Mathis
*Superintendent of the Rutland Northeast Supervisory school district in Vermont

Rachel Tompkins
*President of the Rural School and Community Trust

Eugene Hickok
*Undersecretary, U.S. Department of Education