Little Schoolhouse on the Prairie

In Montana the old, one-room ways are still good ways

Imagine a public school where discipline is no problem. The kids work by themselves, help one another with problems and have a strong sense of community. There are no drugs, violence or bad language. Can such an institution exist in today's America?

It can, and it goes by the name of the Pine Grove Elementary School, a stark clapboard affair the size of a mobile home, some 40 miles of gravel road from Jordan, a hiccup of a town on the plains of eastern Montana. Pine Grove is one of 640 one-room public schoolhouses left in the U.S., a good example...

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