School district consolidation
Much scholarly and public debate has centered on whether consolidation of small schools is positive, negative, or neutral for student academic achievement, student social development, and funding efficiency. In an attempt to derive lessons from the research on this issue, we investigated evidence related to: (1) school district consolidation and school size, and (2) spending and academic performance data for schools and districts in Arkansas.
McKenzie, Sarah C. and Ritter, Gary W., "School Consolidation: Making Sense of the Consolidation Debate" (2004). Policy Briefs. 142.