Last Updated: September 30, 2013
This article appeared in the September 2013 Rural Policy Matters.
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RPM hopes everyone had a wonderful and restorative summer and that you are beginning the new school year with as much enthusiasm as we are.
In this issue we take a fresh look at the Rural Trust itself, our mission, and the work we do.
We also explore some of the issues that have surfaced in this tumultuous year as state legislatures continue to grapple with a slow economic recovery and with political hot potatoes like teacher tenure and privatization. Specifically, we examine how one state, North Carolina, has initiated sweeping changes to its public education system.
Also, be sure to check out the RPM coverage of a report released this month by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Read more from the September 2013 Rural Policy Matters.