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Vanishing Schools Book Launch - May 4 @ 7:00pm

posted Apr 5, 2011, 4:26 AM by Concerned Parents
Dr. Paul Bennett's new book, Vanishing Schools, will be officially launched May 4 at Alderney Gate Library, Dartmouth, at the Ferry Terminal (7:00pm).

Traditional schoolhouses and neighbourhood schools are disappearing at an alarming rate, making way for 'big box' schools that serve multiple communities and adhere to the logic of modernization, centralization and uniformity. In Vanishing Schools, Threatened Communities author Paul W. Bennett explores the phenomenon of school closures, focusing on Maritime Canada from 1850 until the present day."

There is a significant amount of coverage of Save Community Schools and the collaboration of Concerned Parents and Community Members fighting to save community schools in NS!

Parents, community members, and in particular elected Board Members are encouraged to read this book - perhaps some new perspectives on the merits of community based education may result in a new respect for community schools in NS!