Stakes High for Districts and Students When Underenrolled Schools Remain Open

By Chad Aldeman, The 74

“At a research conference in late March, Princeton economist Richard DiSalvo presented some startling graphs comparing student enrollments against the number of schools serving those students.

By contrasting these two trends, DiSalvo could measure whether and how much districts suffer from what he called adjustment inertia. In other words, do districts open new schools as student enrollments rise, and do they close schools as enrollment falls?”

This summary originated from a story produced by Chad Aldeman of The 74, a non-profit, independent news organization focused on education in America.